El-Sayed discusses the climate crisis and young leadership

November 12, 2021 Stateside

Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, recently sat down with Stateside to discuss the climate crisis. He reflected on the importance of young people in the movement.

"When we talk about young people and we look at their idealism, (we) fawn over it, but don’t take their claims seriously," El-Sayed said. "If our young people are so existentially worried about this thing that scientists have told us was barreling down on us for a long time, what would it mean to actually take their requests seriously rather than downplay them because we can’t or it’s not the way we’ve done things?"

Listen on Stateside.