Hey Boomers: After Glasgow, It’s Time to Pay it Forward

“Your generation caused this whole mess.”

Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues.

A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the argument: “Today’s elders, more than any other age group, bear responsibility for the threat of global warming and climate change.”

As the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP-26) climate summit in Glasgow (running from October 31 until November 12) unfolds, I’ve been wrestling with what we can do. After Glasgow, what’s next?

My answer: Pay it forward.