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Chris B., Los Angeles, Calif. Climate hawk, fútbol enthusiast, and avid commenter.
Chris B., Los Angeles, Calif. Climate hawk, fútbol enthusiast, and avid commenter.

Chris B.

“Grist has become my primary vessel for news, thus it’s only fitting I repay you for the service you provide. After a profound ‘Aha!’ moment in college about the breadth and severity of climate change — let’s call it my calling — I decided to devote my life to it. I now work as a renewable energy consulting engineer, helping clients of all sizes. As a passionate climate hawk, I am committed to activism, like the 350.org protests in D.C. I use Grist on a daily basis to stay informed about energy and climate issues both domestic and international, and I’m not afraid to defend renewables and swift action on climate — see you in the comments! :)”

Nothing renews our energy like hearing from loyal supporters like you, Chris. Thanks for devoting every waking moment, as far as I can tell, to making the world less carbon-y.

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