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Denis Hayes on Earth Day and Climate Change

An op-ed by Denis Hayes, was recently featured in Yale Environment 360. Denis gives us a first hand perspective of what the environmental movement was like during 1970 and its political evolution throughout the years. He also provides us with insight into the both the blessing and difficulties that lie within Earth Day’s ability to appeal to both “light” and “dark” green people. Denis reminds us that in order to make a change, “we must make it crystal clear to politicians everywhere that we are serious. This issue to too vital and too urgent to do any less.”

Denis served as the national coordinator for the first Earth Day in 1970 and is currently the international chair of Earth Day 2010.