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Seattle leaders have been making a big promise for more than 15 years: that our city will lead the nation in fighting climate change. And yet, Seattle is polluting as much as it was 25 years ago. What went wrong? How can we do better? Explore the stories in our new series, The Burning Question, below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfu_ctiZJU0Meet our reporting team: David Hyde, Amy Radil, John Ryan. Editor: Gil Aegerter.

How to fight climate change (without being insufferable about it)

Parade-goers carry a blow-up planet Earth while marching in the Fremont Solstice Parade.
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Parade-goers carry a blow-up planet Earth while marching in the Fremont Solstice Parade.

OK, you’re a climate warrior: You take the bus, downtown or to California. You eat vegan.

But do you have to be so insufferable about it?

Some people don’t have all of the options that you do.

KUOW host Kim Malcolm speaks with reporter David Hyde about fighting climate change, without ignoring social class.

The interview is a part of our series, The Burning Question.

Most of our stories are about what the city of Seattle is doing (or not doing).

But we all play a small part, including all of us here at KUOW.

On that point, KUOW hosts Malcolm, Bill Radke, and Emily Fox have something to confess. 

https://youtu.be/NvaGTbz3N5U

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