In the 2014 election, big campaign dollars from the fossil fuel sector reaped major benefits. Those who have been itching to cut the Environmental Protection Agency off at the knees now have a majority in both houses.
Individuals from all walks of life, who are concerned about the future of their children and the planet, are self-organizing within like-minded communities.
Great. Hollywood and the IPCC are clear about the impending calamities, but the American electorate and its new chosen representatives are not?
Stats show that one in four youngsters in Newark suffer from asthma—several times the county and state average.
Peter Nightingale, a professor of Physics at the University of Rhode Island, informed me that the while the United States is only 5 percent of the world population, we have already used 25 percent of humanity’s carbon budget.
In a move that may make the “Cola-Wars” look like a picnic, people are coalescing and engaging in a dialogue that questions, “#WhatAboutTomorrow?”
Ret. Adm. David Titley said,”The ocean, atmosphere and ice do not caucus, do not vote, and do not care about anyone’s politics.”
Direct about the fact that the party of environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt has become entrenched in refuting the findings of the larger scientific community, Brainard said, “You have to trust 97 percent of scientists.”
“The Koch Brothers have funded efforts to mislead the public in the face of a mountain of scientific evidence that climate change is real and human activities are the cause.”
Lois Gibbs was dismissed by the school’s superintendent as, “One irate, hysterical housewife with a sickly kid.”