This is How Empowering Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming
In this moving TED talk, an environmentalist explains why reducing emissions depends on supporting girls.
TED talks are known for their inspiring nature and this one is no different. In this video, Katharine Wilkinson, part of Project Drawdown, explains how empowering girls can help stop global warming.
And we can trust that she knows what she talking about. According to its site, Project Drawdown "is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming."
Wilkinson goes through the details of global warming and communicates a truth we all know too well. That deep down inside we know we are not doing enough to save the planet. She then outlines how we can do more.
TED talks describe this best in their video's description:
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity's wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming. "Drawing down emissions depends on rising up," Wilkinson says.