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.”
Lois Gibbs was dismissed by the school’s superintendent as, “One irate, hysterical housewife with a sickly kid.”
The top phrases pulled from the report are drought, extreme heat, floods, coastal erosion, disease, hunger, food instability, war and refugees.
Albright referenced those who maintain the science remains unproven as “delusional” and “flat earth people.”
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) seemed to have dropped in to a different hearing altogether when he expressed the hope that both sides of the aisle could “come together” to deal with “these serious environmental issues.”
I thought of all the amazing people that have been on my radar over the past twelve months. They are on the front lines of activism to heal the planet.
The National Climate Assessment, recently released in draft form, related that since 1895 there has been a 1.5 degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature.
The report by Media Matters found that the “Media Sowed Doubt In Coverage Of UN Climate Report.”
McCarthy, who doesn’t pull any punches, stated, “Climate change caused by carbon pollution is one of the most significant public threats of our time.”
As to the debate on the benefits of “clicktavism” or the impact of social media—the take away was: “Stop differentiating between online and offline and figure out how to get the job done.”