Given the magnitude of the climate change crisis, you may feel hamstrung and doubt that your actions can have meaningful impact. Tom Rivett-Carnac, a political strategist at the United Nations, understands the feelings of powerlessness associated with battling a challenge that seems beyond your control. He suggests that the world can tackle the problem effectively by adopting the British stiff upper lip approach of “stubborn optimism.” His inspiring TED Talk is a rallying cry to all global citizens to dig deep and muster the strength to fight a common enemy – climate change.
About the Speaker
Tom Rivett-Carnac, a former Buddhist monk, ran political strategy for the United Nations during its formulation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
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