When we become a father, mother, aunt, uncle, and grandparent for the very first time, our world changes forever; it really does. Holding our newborn for the first time envelopes us with feelings of incredible joy, but also with feelings of overwhelming responsibility. I certainly felt this way when both my children were born, and I hear directly from so many of our Climate Mamas and Papas that they feel this way too.
United Kingdom based climate scientist Adam Levy became an uncle for the first time in late December 2017. Adam has worked on climate change for a long time and even has a climate communication channel on YouTube, Climate Adam. We wanted to share with you one of Adam’s wonderful videos, one that he created a few hours after his niece was born. We think it captures so many of the emotions we Climate Mamas and Papas feel when we welcome a newborn into this world; those of sheer awe at the miracle of birth and yet at the same time the overwhelming sense of concern because of the realities of our climate crisis.
Adam makes a pledge – to himself, to us and to his niece – to work hard to help the world be a kinder and safer place. We at ClimateMama agree wholeheartedly and pledge to do the same.
Thank you Adam.
P.S. If you haven’t already, check out some of the videos on More Than Scientists. You will find climate scientists speaking out in their voices as parents, uncles, aunts and teachers; all sharing and expressing their hopes, their concerns and their dreams.
Baby Photo by Chiến Phạm on Unsplash