Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage – notably from climate change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice — one yearns for leadership.
It’s wanting. But is it in demand? Do we have what it takes to face the challenges of climate change seriously?
The answer may arrive at the People’s Climate March in New York City Sunday morning, when we learn whether we are ready to move beyond willful ignorance, politics, and corporate resistance.
Linda Stamato is the Co-Director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Rutgers University.