Climate & Environment

‘We’ve got the equipment to fight climate change, but not the political will’ — Margaret Atwood

Booker Prize winning author says the technology exists to combat climate change but it must be advanced by global leaders

Author Margaret Atwood at Collision: ‘The kids are scared already. We have to go from scaring the kids to scaring the politicians.’ Picture: Sportsfile

Society has the technology to turn things around on the climate crisis front but what is missing is the political will to bring about change, Handmaids Tale author Margaret Atwood told an audience of over 35,000 people at Collision, Web Summit’s sister event, last night.

The two-time Booker Prize winner was speaking on the opening night of Collision 2022 in Toronto. She appeared alongside Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Roham Gharegozlou, the ...