Architects Advocate, an activist network of architects focused on climate change, describes the new tools it’s releasing.
by Tom Jacobs
An unprecedented pattern of heat waves in the arctic. Devastating hurricanes and wildfires in the US. Sunny day flooding in the streets of Miami. The Earth is warning us that climate change is real and 97% of climate scientists agree these changes are caused by human activity.
But while we are feeling the effects of climate change like never before, federal policymakers are reversing the very initiatives that could reduce carbon emissions. The U.S. exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, the rollback of the Clean Power Plan, and the recently announced loosening of fuel economy standards for cars are just a few examples of the type of human activity that is moving us in the wrong direction.
The stakes couldn’t be higher because we are on the shore of the climate Rubicon. We urgently need prudent and responsible leaders who are committed to decisive action on climate change if we are to turn the tide.
Architects, as stewards of healthy and productive communities, have a special responsibility—and opportunity—to help.
More than any other profession, architects are trained to build consensus around multiple—and often competing—interests and stakeholders. We need to deploy these skills towards a redesign of the systems that impact all of society. To achieve the goal of transforming to a carbon-free economy with the necessary speed and scale, we need to help bridge the partisan divide and lead by coalescing the members of our great profession towards joint positive impact.
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