“In the beautiful Midwest, wind-chill temperatures are reaching -60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. … People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!” DJT Tweet 1/28/19
With a commander-in-chief so ignorant/incurious/uninformed he can’t tell the difference between climate and weather, it’s enough to make one feel boxed in when it comes to tackling the most serious threat to humanity. Last month we learned that oceans are warming faster and ice sheets are melting faster than we thought and that the climate crisis is likely even worse than scientists were previously willing to say. The last 4 years have been the 4 warmest years on record for the planet. The new UN report warns we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.
For decades, Democrats have been blocked from passing any real climate change legislation. Even when they had some power, they didn’t pursue it with any real fortitude or zeal. But that’s about to change. Democrats are positioning climate change as the central issue in 2020.
“We do not have a choice. We have to get to 100% renewable energy in 10 years. There’s no other option.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (AOC)
The “Green New Deal” aims to dramatically alter the country’s energy and transportation infrastructure with the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade.
“Five decades ago, President Kennedy announced the ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the moon. He didn’t say how it would be done but that we would do it. We could need a giant rocket made of new metal alloys that had not been invented yet, and it would have to be returned safely to Earth within 10 years. He urged us to be bold. I say today that it is time for us to be bold once again.” Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
I’m tired of feeling boxed in when it comes to the most important/dangerous threat to humankind. The planet is worth protecting. As AOC says, “We do not have a choice.” We need to rise up and demand that this country take the steps to combat climate change. Let’s be bold. Progressives unite; save the future. on Instagram @blueravenartist @blueraventees On Facebook @blueravenartist @blueraventees