I am writing this post while my 2-day old daughter is sleeping in my lap. I’ve heard sleep deprivation and endorphins are a great recipe for blog writing. Needless to say, so much has happened since my experience on the TEDx stage.
I’ve replayed my memories of the talk multiple times over the past week. I catch myself mostly focusing on my stumbles, but I’ve been overwhelmed with the words of encouragement and inspiration from so many friends and family.
The TEDx leadership team did an outstanding job all around, and I’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity to share an idea on the TEDx stage, and the climate countdown theme is a topic every single one of us needs to take action on.
We all want the next generation to experience a life better than the previous generation, and climate change is going to be a significant obstacle to reaching that goal. Science clearly shows that climate change is an imminent threat to our way of life. I was starkly reminded of this urgency as we watched smoke plumes from several large wildfires darken the sky over the Colorado hospital where we just welcomed a new life into the world.
I am confident we can right the ship when it comes to climate change mitigation and resiliency, but the time for meaningful change is now. We can not afford to hand these problems to the next generation.