Think Rural America Doesn’t Care About the Climate? Think Again.


In 2018, Anna Claussen started Voices for Rural Resilience, an organization that brings rural people into the conversation by identifying local climate-related problems and creating their own solutions. This ultimately helps them raise their own voices with effective and democratic purpose, she said, countering stereotypes and bringing nuance into the climate dialogue at a time when it is badly needed. “Rural people are overlooked in a national narrative, making them feel like they’re lesser,” Claussen said. She is determined to change that. Read more.