Sarah, Latin America, American Representative discussed on The Takeaway

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Twenty nineteen? I would say that I think there's a list of like twenty or thirty countries that have managed to grow their economies, reducing their greenhouse gas footprint, and the United States believe it or not until this year was actually one of those countries since you got a little tricky because of bad weather, but it does suggest that like we can make that reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and jobs. More jobs spent the growth in the economy, at least work in tandem, which is somewhat helpful. Sarah. You know, I'm actually I'm hopeful that me metoo has not died out. I'm hopeful that I'm that. We're seeing now in its own incarnations in China in India in France, and Japan. In Latin America, and I'm hopeful about increased female representation in our own congress. It's not enough. But it's remarkable. We have a first native American Representative. We have our first Muslim representatives, and we're seeing a movement towards change in that way. Slow maybe not fast enough. But it's helpful for me. I knew I just had the doom and gloom about democracy in my last answer. But twenty eighteen was the highest turnout midterm election in American history. If you take that they extrapolated, I don't know if you do the over average, it might be the highest turnout over average in any election in America. Those are I think positive signs for maybe people are becoming more politically cognizant active and care about the system in a way that hasn't been true before. So I think that represents a real hopeful note. For people who want to get involved in controlling the levers of power and confronting these big issues before us, and I do think there's a good chance at this turnout thing might be a trend. That was van are Newkirk. The second staff writer for the Atlantic who covers politics, Sarah wild Mun deputy editor at foreign policy magazine and Kendra Pierre-Louis climate reporter for the New York Times Kendra, Sarah.

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