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When Climate Change Comes Home: Behind The Essay

Rower and climate activist Frederick Hewett rows on the Charles River. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Rower and climate activist Frederick Hewett rows on the Charles River. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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Editors' Note:

In recent months our listeners and readers have been bombarded with reports of the impending doom wrought by climate change.

This video takes us "Behind The Essay" of a recent Cognoscenti piece about coming to terms with climate change.

The writer, Frederick Hewett, talks about the challenge in way we wish more people would: with facts and emotion. It's a haunting, relatable piece.

“What we have is precious and it’s also vulnerable," Hewett says. "We have to face the reality of climate change because it doesn't show itself in our lives every day. But is very much there. It is very real.”

Read the original essay here.

Frederick Hewett prepares a boat at Community Rowing, Inc. for an early morning row on the Charles River. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Frederick Hewett prepares a boat at Community Rowing, Inc. for an early morning row on the Charles River. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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Frederick Hewett is a freelance writer living in Cambridge. He writes about energy, climate, politics and Boston.

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