Recently I read a frightening article by Bill McKibben on the state of play in the climate change debate outlining how we are on track for catastrophic climate change (a four to six degree increase) if China’s planned 1000-plus coal-fired power plants come online in the next few years, and the fact that since 1990 greenhouse gas emissions have risen by more than 58 percent. It strikes me as very strange that we have known about climate change and the risks associated with it for many decades, yet individuals, politicians and business leaders are doing so little.
With such overwhelming evidence, why do we find it so difficult to change? Change is perceived as hard. The unknown frightens us. We may be worse off than before, so why bother opening that door? But what if we changed our paradigm and open ourselves to a new realm of possibilities and potential?