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Consider, for example, these events from 2005 and 2006: • National media coverage finally highlighted the undeniable risks of climate change, as illustrated by USA Today’s cover story in June 2005 (“The debate’s over: Globe is warming”) and hour-long global warming reports on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. In the spring and summer of 2006, the film An Inconvenient Truth was shown in thousands of theaters. As 2006 came to an end, the DVD dissemination of that film was launching hundreds of conversations nationwide, in living rooms and community meeting places and on college campuses, about how to affect change.

10. Movement Building Items 1 through 9 now bring us to the tenth and most fundamental area: building a powerful grassroots movement for change. To press forward with rapid progress on the other nine fronts requires a new movement of citizens and scientists, one capable of dramatically advancing the political and personal actions now urgently needed. We have had movement against slavery, and many have participated in movements for civil rights and against apartheid and the Vietnam War. ” Now we need a real one.

I think we are seeing the birth of something new—a new movement for change—in the initiatives under way at the state and local levels, in the far-reaching and unprecedented steps being taken by climate-friendly corporations and investors, in the strength and vitality of civil society organizations, in the growing advocacy for sustainable consumption patterns, in scientists speaking up and speaking out, and in the outpouring of environmental initiatives by the religious community and others. What 29 ❘ IGNITION they all share are the realizations that it is business as usual that is utopian and that building a new world is the pragmatic necessity.

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