Welcome back to Make Me Care, the video podcast where Grist writers pitch you on a story they think is worth your time. This week, intern/host/Google Hangout ventriloquist Amelia Urry and Environmental Justice writer Brentin Mock talk about the sticky problem of hope in the face of climate uncertainty.

Ezra Klein of Vox thinks we’ve already lost the game, but Mock fired back this week with three reasons we can’t afford to give up just yet. For one thing, would we be so quick to throw in the towel if it was our island nation about to be submerged? Then again, maybe it is. If giving up is a luxury, we’re not sure we can afford it — and the people who definitely can’t deserve more from us. Watch to learn more!