Entries by Dr. Paul Zeitz

Step 7- Mobilize for the future This is not a one-time effort

A march is an event. It’s a rallying point. It’s a start. But it’s not the solution. To be effective, even a march with millions of people all filling the streets in every region of the world, must to into a movement.  And a movement can’t happen without you.  Building a Movement 2020 is this […]

Step 4- Unleash political courage: Commit to climate restoration

Millions marched.  Now trillions are being reallocated to a UN-backed “responsible banking” pledge that will fight climate change by shifting investments away from fossil fuels. UN Secretary General António Guterres told us at the Climate Summit in New York this week that these are not unrelated events.   “Recent action by some countries and businesses, as […]

Step 2-Demand more: Our candidates aren’t passing the exam yet

In an amazing shift of political will, all the major Democratic candidates for president have addressed climate change as a leading issue of their strategy and policy. Most 2020 presidential candidates agree we face a “climate emergency” and have plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions to slow global warming.  A seven-hour forum on CNN allowed […]

 Step 1: Forge systemic change

It felt like change, didn’t it?  Out in the streets, marching for climate justice, seeing the worldwide response of a global movement rise up, you felt the time for serious, sustainable, history-making change has arrived.  But let’s be clear: Yesterday’s Global Climate Strikes were the start. It’s a long road ahead. That’s why climate marches […]