Hurricane Sandy has dealt her devastating blow.
She was the largest storm to hit the northeast US. Ever.
Why are we having 100 year storms, fires, floods and droughts, all in the same year?
Could something else be going on here?
It is time to end climate change silence.
It is happening, it is upon us. What will it take for us to wake up and take it seriously? Another record-breaking storm? Another devastating drought? More changes to arable land so that we can’t even grow enough food to feed ourselves?
There are forces against these wake-up calls – namely big oil and big corporates that trick us into wanting more, more, more. They fund political campaigns, they fund television commercials telling us that it is not all so bad, and they change public perception for their own interests.
Much to our own peril, we continue to listen to these corporations instead of the dire warnings of 97% of climate scientists. We continue to ignore the nagging notion in the back our heart that something is just not right.
Instead, we tell ourselves that our government has it under control, and that they will act in the best interests in the people and our future.
But our governments are not acting. They are ignoring climate change and its devastating consequences.
Who will have the courage to end their part in climate change silence?
Who among you will start talking about it, writing about it, getting mad about it?
Who will speak for the children who have no voice, yet will inherit this very scary and uncertain future?
Who will start to care?
- A Climate Scientist Explains How Global Warming Makes Hurricane Sandy Nastier (treehugger.com)
- Will “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy End Climate Silence? (yesmagazine.org)