My husband Ken and I have been married for 39 years and we have three adult children who make us proud every day. Now, much to our delight, my son and his wife are having a baby boy in August. Our first grandchild.
I recently realized that my future grandson will only be 32 years old in 2050 — the year when science tells us we must be well on our way to a zero-carbon future, if we hope to keep carbon pollution to levels that avoid the most destructive impacts of climate change. The year 2050 had always seemed so far in the distance to me; not anymore.
Now, when I think of climate change, I see the face of my future grandson. He is the face of a changing climate for me. Who is the face of a changing climate for you?