The importance of Hope in Climate Action

Let’s remember that hope is our solution when it feels too much to bear.

3 min readJun 25, 2022


We all know that the world is a bit of a mess. Sometimes, it can be tough to grapple with the fact that our planet is in such dire straits, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged when we think about climate change, species extinction, and the other ways humans are impacting our planet. Most importantly, it’s easy to get discouraged about climate change, especially when it feels like we’re not making progress.

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But it’s important not to give up hope. In times of despair, hope is often the thing that keeps people going. It’s not a magical cure-all; it doesn’t always make things better. But it can help us see beyond our current situation and motivate us to keep moving forward. When we can find hope in difficult times, it can be a sign of resilience and strength. It is important to remember. However, that hope does not mean pretending everything is okay; sometimes, acknowledging how bad things are is essential to finding hope again. Hope means believing that things can get better, even when they seem dark.

History of Hope

The history of hope is full of inspiring stories and examples. One example of hope in history comes from Nelson Mandela. After spending 27 years in prison, he was finally released in 1990. He became the first black president of South Africa and worked tirelessly to bring peace and equality to his country. Despite many challenges, Mandela never lost hope that things could get better, and his work led to a more hopeful future for South Africa.

Another example comes from Anne Frank, who kept a diary while she was hiding from Nazis during World War II. Even though she lived in constant fear, Anne never stopped hoping for a better future. Her diary became famous after her death, and it has been read by millions of people worldwide who have been inspired by her story of hope in the face of adversity.

Hope within the Climate Movement

Climate change is a pressing global issue that requires immediate action. Despite this, many people remain pessimistic about our ability to make a difference. We need to build hope in order to fuel the…




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