‘Optimistic Environmentalist’ says hope is key to action

Categories: Analysis
Published on: November 10, 2015

CBC Radio / The Current / 13 October 2015

david-boyd-quote-environmental-optimistWhen it comes to news about climate change and the environment, it has to be said that the vast majority of what you hear tends to be full of doom and gloom…our own show included.

In fact, it seems the more attention one pays to the state of the planet, the more hand-wringing and pessimism would be the only suitable reaction.

But David Boyd is here to say that the position of “environmental optimism” is not the oxymoron it may appear to be.

David Boyd is an environmental lawyer. And he’s making the case for hope — something he says he struggled to find in his darkest days of fighting environmental issues in the courts. He’s published a book titled, “The Optimistic Environmentalist.”