People have difficulty engaging with climate change for many reasons, including its scale and scientific and human complexity.
If society is to respond effectively to climate change and emerging resource crises, we will need to:
- Develop a shared understanding of our complex situation;
- Engage people emotionally – with compassion for those who will suffer even if they are far away, belong to different cultures or are not yet born; and
- Develop a collective will for change, especially in consumption.
It is in offering a different social model, of solidarity without an enemy, that Quakers may have most to offer.
Read the paper, published by the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA), below: