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Meet issue 52: Hope in a time of climate change
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2 August 2017

Meet issue 52: Hope in a time of climate change

Each person in this edition has been challenged by the reality of what’s happening to our planet—and recognised that they can’t just wait for someone else to act.

Written by Nathan Scolaro

This story originally ran in issue #52 of Dumbo Feather

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Six months ago, the incredible climate campaigner Anna Rose came to us with a pitch: to capture the stories of people using their power to tackle the damage done to our climate. Today, we share with you issue 52, the manifestation of that kernel of an idea, brimming with stories of people who have turned their concerns for the planet into much-needed action.

There’s Katerina Gaita, who facilitates climate conversation dinners around Melbourne to show people the political impact they can make as citizens.

Photography by Sandy Rogulic.

Tim Silverwood, an oceans campaigner bringing awareness to our wasteful consumer habits.

Photography by Toby Burrows

Paul Hawken, whose book Drawdown describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming and could just be the most important manifesto of our time.

Photography by Andrew Hill.

Amelia Telford, who started Seed, Australia’s first Indigenous youth-led climate network.

Photography by Hilary Walker

And finally the wise and hilarious Tim Smit, who created the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Photography by Amandine Thomas

We’ve also created a mini guidebook that you’ll find inside the magazine, which looks at how we can move beyond the feelings of paralysis and despair, and use our social, political and consumer power to make a difference.

We are at a point now in the history of humanity where systems need to change. In business, that means innovation and beating hearts—a capacity to see and be driven by the whole picture, well into the future, not just what’s proximate. In politics, it means strong progressive leadership and engaged citizens, where we hold one another accountable to create the best world we can for ourselves and generations to come. Each one of us has a role to play in transforming these systems.

Be heard.

Nathan Scolaro

Nathan enjoys getting elbow-deep in sentences, pressing and pricking them like a Chinese doctor until the blood is flowing just right. He hails from Western Australia, where he first experienced the joy of putting together a magazine, and now indulges his love of thoughtful, life-giving storytelling by bringing Dumbo Feather to life once a quarter.

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