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How the Youth Movement Turns Political Words into Political Will

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This marks the addition of a new audio feature on the Civil Notion site, which I'm calling A Piece of My Mind.

In this first episode, I examine the alchemistic role of the climate youth movement in turning base political words into precious political will. 

A year ago, there was no debate in Congress about climate change. Now conservative Republicans are being forced into a dialogue they had hoped to avoid about a problem they've been unwilling to admit even exists. The Democrats, for their part, have embraced climate change as a central theme of their 2020 political campaign. What’s changed is the entrance of the youth climate movement onto the scene.                                                                                                                                       

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Matt Chester on Oct 15, 2019 10:01 pm GMT

Now conservative Republicans are being forced into a dialogue they had hoped to avoid about a problem they've been unwilling to admit even exists.

Of all the bad that came from the climate denying in the current administration, this is why I'm so  happy the 'red team / blue team' debates never came to be. They would just embolden the other side to hang onto denying rather than debating what the appropriate solutions are. 

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