Opinion: Polarizing the climate debate is a good way to never achieve climate policy

By Kelsey Grant

This was originally published on 07.28.2021 as a guest column in The Colorado Sun.

Last month, more than 500 youth from the Sunrise Movement staged a protest along the perimeter of the White House, holding signs that read “Biden, You Coward, Fight For Us,” after he endorsed an infrastructure deal that didn’t contain the climate provisions they hoped for.

Since then, deaths from a historic heatwave have risen, an Exxon lobbyist was recorded saying the company funded anti-science “shadow” groups, and Greta Thunberg’s speech at the Austrian World Summit re-energized the environmental community.

After this recent accumulation of momentous climate-related events, young activists are itching to make their next move. But before they get their striking placards and climate chants ready, I encourage them to pause and hear me out.

Click here for the rest of the article.

More Articles

Much To Do about Methane

Because reducing methane emissions is an effective step to mitigate climate change, and the oil and gas industry solutions are well known, all eyes are on our industry to lead the way.

The EJ Evolution

Environmental justice is evolving. With rapidly changing definitions, requirements, and regulations, it is imperative for oil and gas leaders to understand what’s already here and what’s coming next.

Make the Most of Federal Climate Action

In this Both True, learn how new federal funding is increasing expectations for climate action from your company. With these growing expectations come new opportunities for you — and new risks.