Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

Senior Citizen signClimate of Apathy Among Older Adults

by Julie at ProgressiveKid

When it comes to climate change action, I’ve noticed a withering trend among my older relatives, friends, and acquaintances, the ones in their sixties and up. Amazing baby boomer activists and visionaries notwithstanding, generally speaking older folks are ignoring climate change. It’s not that they haven’t heard of global warming or that they don’t care about it. A few have even seen “An Inconvenient Truth” and expressed awareness and concern. It’s more that they are not responding to global warming with much conviction, if at all. Continue reading