Flint, Michigan has drawn national attention due to apparent government negligence that resulted in widespread lead exposure. Were it not for the actions of scientists working independently of the state, the lead crisis may have never come to light.
Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was something special. The clean energy movement needs to apply the same level of digital sophistication if it wants to succeed.
Plenty has been written about the outcome of the Paris climate talks, so I’m going to skip that part. Instead I want to talk about how these things work at a human level.
What motivates the head of the largest oil company? Just money? Multinationals dominate policy, media, and technology. What will it take to get these companies and their leaders to behave more ethically? It may come down to individual moral agency.
There’s no easy answer to all the struggles of advocacy, but many have written volumes exploring ways of doing things better. And right now, it needs to be better than ever. Advocacy groups just starting out — and those already established — should consider the following seven ideas distilled from a range of sources.