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Miller talk at climate event in the Corvallis Gazette Times

May 13, 2019

Post Carbon Institute Executive Director Asher Miller’s talk at a Corvallis High School event focused on climate change actions, was reported in the Corvallis Gazette Times.

From the article:

Miller, whose voice broke with emotion at a couple of junctures, focused on the urgency, criticizing himself for not doing enough.

“We were working the shallow end of the pool,” he said. “We made top 10 lists of green things you can do to save the planet. Change the way we eat, buy a Prius, put solar panels on the roof, and we would have the problem licked. They were quick fixes, like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound.”

Miller also offered a “revised” top 10 list (see https://www.postcarbon.org/act-corvallis/ for the full list) that included shifting personal and household choices. “And if it’s a pain in the butt … good!” he said to audience applause.

Addressing the young people in the audience, Miller said: “I’m sorry. And if you are scared, you have every right to be scared.”

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