My family anticipates a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday blessed with delicious food, the company of loved ones and warm, memorable conversation. I do not plan to provoke controversy, but I won’t let climate denial go unchallenged. Time is too precious, and the children are watching.
“Burning fossil fuels comes at a giant price tag which the U.S. economy cannot afford and not sustain.”
– Sir Robert Watson, director at the U.K’s Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research. Read more.
“The conversation is shifting. Because even if you don’t believe liberals, even if you don’t believe scientists, you can believe your own eyes.”
– Senator Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii. Read More of “Harrowing Storms May Move Climate Debate, if Not G.O.P. Leaders” in the NYT.
“Climate change is a reality. That human activity is fueling it is reality. The consequences, like hurricanes Harvey and Irma, are reality. It’s also a reality that the warmer the water that births and feeds hurricanes, the more violent they will be.”
“…it’s certainly not irresponsible to highlight how this storm was probably fueled – in part – by conditions that were caused by human-induced climate change.“”
– Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Hurricane Irma. Read more.
“It’s denying reality. You can call it politics or whatever, but the Earth is getting hotter. This storm is another reminder of what we’re going to have to deal with in the future.”
– Florida Senator Bill Nelson, on Republicans ‘denying reality’ on climate change after Hurricane Irma. Read more.
Wrong! Now is precisely the time.
Have we entered the age of climate chaos?