The thing about sports, love them or hate them, is they create challenges for the athletes, who work very hard to play the game. They face equally determined opponents, and someone has to win.
It occurred to me that in our climate change work we face similar challenges. The better prepared team, the team with more desire, and the team with a few lucky bounces, will win the day. I have no intention of trivializing our climate challenge. But, if we are to make real change we need to accept that this is a big challenge, we have opponents, and will need all of our preparation, wit, will, and a bit of luck to win the day.
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Joel is an engineer and risk management specialist with over forty years of professional practice.