The Climate Stew Team welcomes YOU!
- We are a group of friends concerned about global warming.
- We come from a variety of backgrounds–scientists, artists, researchers, parents, students, religious, non-religious, white folks, people of color, ethnically diverse, straight, and queer.
- We all currently live in the USA, but we are not all American by birth. Some of us are from or have lived in South Africa, England, Spain, Zambia, Ecuador, and Jamaica.
- We are serious about climate change, but fear not: we don’t want to scare the snot out of you.
This website and the Climate Stew podcast are part of our creative response to global warming. We are each learning about global warming–not only the facts about climate change and climate projections, but we are also learning how to respond to a crisis that is bigger than anything any of us have ever experienced before.
Now I don’t know about you, but we have been ALARMED by the climate change reports. Still we quickly figured out that we cannot live in a constant state of alarm. Fear and panic do not contribute to effective critical thinking. So we have been looking to the past at other big crises and how our ancestors responded. We also consider our own personal histories and the crises we have each faced, and the often amazing, novel strategies we developed to survive and not be crushed by adversity.
And in spite of feeling the direness of the situation we are in (both with the climate crisis and the agonizingly and annoyingly slow response from our leaders) we still have hope. We look for hope. We believe in the future, so much so that we are trying to figure out what our roles will be on this new planet. We are also trying to figure out what our immediate roles are in helping other people to understand the issues and act.
We see climate change as a human rights issues, an environmental justice issues, a personal issue for each of us, and an issue that throws us all together. It is an issue that demands we get off our asses and do something. “Facebook activism” and a successful on-line petition is not gonna cut it. Although we never asked for it, we are present in this weird time in history that requires each of us to be informed, engaged, and determined. We realize we cannot do this alone. We need a lot of cooks in this kitchen.
Got a sense of humor? Believe climate change is a nasty slap in the face? Interested in creative ways to communication climate change? So want apply to be a Climate Stew Team Member? Let us know if you are interested.