It is amazing to hear about the variety of people and niches of people that are seriously taking on climate change, talking about it, and pursuing solutions. Last month Peterson Toscano interviewed professional baseball player, Brent Suter. In the latest episode of Citizens Climate Radio he chats with Lew Blaustein of Green Sports Blog.
Lew outlines a growing movement among professional athletes, teams, and leagues to not only green the sporting world but to speak out about climate change.
Lew puts the challenges we face into perspective. He says, “Mike Trout of the Anaheim Angels—best player in baseball—recently signed a 400 plus million dollar twelve year contract extension. Twelve years is also what the IPCC said is the time frame that humanity has to reduce our carbon footprint by 45%—basically Mike Trout’s contract.” Lew believes sports fans can become instrumental in taking on climate change. “We need to get the masses of people who follow sports…to engage on positive climate action.”
He believes professional sports is an essential arena to make this happen. “We’re athletes. We know how to solve problems and overcome obstacles.”
In the Art House meet poet, liz gonzalez, writing about a rapidly changing semi-natural world in Southern California. She reads poetry and prose about the Santa Ana winds.
All this plus the monthly puzzler–What color or sound do you associate with climate change?