Heather McGhee, President of Dēmos, a public policy group with its focus on climate change, inequality, and democracy reform, has talked about how a change in democracy could positively affect the climate at the 28th annual Bioneers Conference in Marin County.
“Only in a broken democracy,” McGhee declared, “can big fossil fuel companies be allowed to put their next quarter’s profits ahead of the next generation’s existence.”
A recent report by the organization shows the rise in expected lifetime costs to people born today as a result of the damaging effects of worsening climate change. According to that report, those young people lose nearly half a million dollars just because of climate change during the course of their lives.
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