Driving Climate Change from Debate to Action

Knowing of the existence and dangers of climate change is not enough for us, or even the scientists who have studied its impacts. What do we do? How do we move the public from denial to action?

Dr. Shahir Masri, an air pollution scientist at UC Irvine and author of “Beyond Debate,” decided to invite Athina Simolaris, an educator, to take a year to go “On the Road for Climate Action.” For the past 11 weeks they have traveled through 35 states speaking directly to the public in schools, at city council meetings and to community groups, surveying communities, and interviewing those most affected by climate change. They will share the climate action/solutions, which they have seen, and what they have learned about moving from debate to action.