Call me naive or whatever, but me thinks that enough citizens have seen enough to believe that something has to be done, even if it’s too late, about the consequences of neglect. Climate change is happening, it’s real, and we’re losing time. At the very least, send the foolish deniers packing.
President Barack Obama
(State of the Union Address, 2/12):
“We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science and act before it’s too late. I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”
Sierra Club legislative director Melinda Pierce:
“Congress is a place where good ideas go to die. There is a tremendous amount that his administration can do without Congress. He has the authority. He doesn’t have to wait for Congress.”
So, let’s roll.