Long before Al Gore brought us an Inconvenient Truth, men -and women- were sounding alarms about the human impact on our environs.
Today, there are vocal men that I laud for becoming the faces of climate concern, such as Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, but what about the ladies?
Of course, nothing from our ozone to our lungs cares which sex is leading the charge for Mother Earth, but environmental photographer Joan Sullivan would argue that we should pay attention to the female leaders on climate change, also. Much like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tells how her and her female colleagues round out debates in Congress, having a diversity of people working on environmental issues can only benefit us.
As I was pondering how to introduce a series on female leaders on climate change with Ms. Sullivan in time for the Lima Climate Conference that begins today, I happened upon an apropos new title in my local library by Robert K. Musil, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.
Later this week, I will share a synopsis on some of the history Musil writes on the female pioneers on environmental health.