“There is something deeply satisfying about trying”

We liked this video interview with US environmentalist Bill McKibben. Here’s a taste of what he says:

I’ve mostly given up being either optimistic or pessimistic. Our odds of success are not incredibly good, but I wake up every day saying “What can I do to change the odds some?”. And it’s not impossible, the task that we have ahead. We’re not going to stop global warming, but slowing it to the point that we can cope with it remains within the realms of possibility. “Fun” is not quite the right word, but there is something deeply satisfying about trying. It’s the biggest challenge that humans have ever gotten to take part in. It’s exciting to be part of that. To be doing something that crucial is a great honour.”

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