Friday, June 27, 2014

Toasty times ahead

A group of business execs, many Republicans, have realized that they and their interests will be burned down or floating away if they don't get action to prevent the worst of climate change. The result is a report called Risky Business full of scary charts and graphics, organized by regions of the country.

Here's a picture of what today's young people will be dealing with as adults and as elders if we continue on the current carbon pollution trajectory.

The whole is worth perusing. And then worth getting getting active about.
The Prez has been outspoken about the necessity to get active on climate change lately -- and blunt about what stands in our way.

President Barack Obama is letting his inner Don Rickles run free, mocking climate deniers as the crowd who used to think the moon was made out of cheese or spineless dopes who can’t or won’t listen to science even though the science is all overwhelmingly pointing in one direction. Their heads are in the sand. They are members of the Flat Earth Society.

... “It’s pretty rare that you encounter people who say that the problem of carbon pollution is not a problem,” Obama said [to a League of Conservation Voters crowd]. “In most communities and workplaces, they may not know how big a problem it is, they may not know exactly how it works, they may doubt they can do something about it. Generally they don’t just say, ‘No I don’t believe anything scientists say.

'Except, where?” he said, waiting for the more than accommodating crowd to call back, “Congress!”

Democrats believe that going on the attack about climate change denial is good short and long term politics. Reality has a way of kicking back at groups who think they can override it; just look at the present across-the-board popular repudiation of George W.'s wars.

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