Governments Can Send Signals. They Can't Singlehandedly Save the Planet, Says EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

When it comes to issues such as climate change, government agencies like the EPA are charged with setting a stage for solutions rather than taking action themselves.

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Who better to ask about governmental strategies for addressing climate change than the administrator of the EPA? In this video, Gina McCarthy explains how, when it comes to issues such as climate change, government agencies like the EPA are charged with setting a stage for solutions rather than taking action themselves. "The market delivers the solution," she explains. The EPA therefore focuses its attention on massaging the market with standards and sanctions that are informed by science in order to promote better, more verdant business practices on a long-term scale.

How You Get People to Take Climate Change Personally, with EPA Head Gina McCarthy

The administrator of the nation's top environmental agency discusses strategies for encouraging actionable responses to climate change.

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How to you get the notoriously inert American people invested in actionable responses to climate change? Gina McCarthy, the head of the nation's top environmental agency, discusses EPA strategies for bringing the climate conversation into the homes and meeting places of those likely to be most affected by severe shifts. These invariably include low-income and minority communities, which is why McCarthy wishes to see stronger outreach to educate the public and encourage participation in response to these issues.