As Noam Chomsky persuasively argued in our interview with him, if we're to have a chance of staving off the worst impacts of climate change, it is essential that ordinary people get involved and create pressure on our institutions and politicians to take the steps required.
Luckily more and more people are doing just that. And to get an idea of some of the creative ways people are getting involved in the climate fight, the next little we at The Elephant will be producing a miniature series bringing you the stories of some of these inspiring on the ground climate actions taking place around the world.
So in this, the first instalment of our mini-series on climate activism, we hear the story of what happened earlier this year when 50 students from Fossil Free Yale occupied the administration building on campus.
It's a piece brought to us by indepedent radio producer Phoebe Petrovic.