I saw bright spots along the way, signs that people keep their hope and their pride even through bad times.
How will climate change affect the people who live in this area where I've been walking? The heat will devastate many, food will become more scarce and expensive, clean water might become less available, violence may escalate. Already the economic crisis has crashed down hard on the poor, and, of course, this part of Alabama is just one of the many thousands of communities around the world that have no resources but their own determination and hope to face the coming climate crisis.
I imagine using the wealth and human power of our nation that is currently going into war efforts to battle instead the poverty and blight where so many Americans live.