Studies indicate that approximately half of Americans believe that climate change will not affect them personally, or perceive it as a distant problem. It is very difficult to act on climate change and create policies and programs to counteract it if it is not perceived as a problem right now.
Climate + is a series (events, fact sheets and short videos) that connect climate change to priorities in people’s lives, ranging from health, water, transportation access, food, national security, safety, affordable housing, etc. We will empower people in Colorado to talk about climate change by sharing the climate conversation in relatable terms. The series will be based on data and stories from diverse stakeholders in our state. We hope that when people see how they are actually affected, they will understand the need to become agents of change.