This is the issue that none of us really ask for, but is the issue we face. And there are people out there who are depending on us – and we need to act, and can act.
- Senator Robert Hogg
We were honored to welcome Senator Robert Hogg (D-IA) last Thursday to discuss his book America's Climate Century: What Climate Change Means for America in the 21st Century and What Americans Can Do about It. Hogg shared his personal experiences with climate change which spurred him to action - including an unprecedented flood in 2008 in Cedar Rapids, IA that caused billions of dollars in disaster damage - and summarized several of the big points made in the book. Stewart J. Hudson, Vice President of the National Audubon Society and Executive Director of Audubon Connecticut, facilitated a conversation around the book, Sen. Hogg's activism, climate change, and other environmental issues.
Thanks to our friends at Connecticut Network (CT-N) the entire program was recorded and is now available to watch online! If you missed the event, or if you want to rewatch it, you can view it HERE.
Throughout the talk, Hogg highly recommended that climate change activists visit 350.org, "A global movement to solve the climate crisis." The Great March for Climate Action was also discussed, a march of 1,000 "climate patriots" from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. starting March 1; the largest coast-to-coast march in U.S. history.
Following the program, Senator Hogg shared some thoughts about Harriet Beecher Stowe, her impact, and how both related to his own work and activism. You can watch his clip below.
Are you a "climate patriot" and environmental justice advocate? Why do you support these issues and speak out? We encourage you to share your stories and thoughts in the "comments" section below!