Mountain climber, activist committed to preserving the planet and former advisor on the issue under Barack Obama, Molly Kawahata is featured in the latest film "The Scale of Hope" by Patagonia.
"For those who can, dedicating themselves to sustainable living is great and noble. But the only way to truly solve the climate crisis is through systemic change. And that, in my opinion, is where the real power of everyone lies." In the film that Patagonia dedicated to her and which was unveiled a few weeks ago (The Scale of Hope to be discovered at the bottom of the article in full), we discover Molly Kawahata's vision on climate change. And it is an understatement to say that this American knows the issue.
Former Obama White House climate and energy advisor Molly Kawahata now finds her strength in the mountains, as we see her prepare for an expedition to the Alaska Range in the documentary, while working to create a new climate narrative centered on her favorite question: "What can I do to help?
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, her struggle with mental illness has helped her understand how to use the power of the mind to create change, especially in environmental engagement. This hour-long film dedicated to the American mountaineer-activist comes as the United States is about to vote in the U.S. midterm elections. All but a coincidence on the part of Patagonia, which is known to be very committed to environmental and political issues. This film is a metaphor for the struggle, hope and means to solve the biggest problem of our time.