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Why Even the Smallest Personal Actions Make a Difference in the Climate Fight

We have to start somewhere

Bicycle commuters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Bicycle commuters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More than 30 years ago, an argument with a friend made me question my stance on the power of individual actions. We were discussing climate change, an issue that was just getting the public’s attention. My friend, an organic farmer, argued that not only can the consistent actions of one…

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Krishna Ramanujan

Krishna Ramanujan

Science writer, essayist, fiction writer. Co-editor of Journeys: A Poet’s Diary, by A.K. Ramanujan (Penguin Random House, 2019)