Despite another year of record heat waves — and we have yet to see what August 2018 will bring — climate change deniers in Congress and elsewhere continue to spout their unsubstantiated claims, undermining the critical action needed now.
Fortunately, this being an election year, the ignoramuses in positions to influence policy are at risk of being defeated — but only if you vote. In this sad new era of fake news, as well as cybersecurity threats to widely used electronic voting machines, voting en masse and demanding a paper trail is imperative.
Yet some good news abounds:
- California vows to “fight this stupidity” as EPA moves to scrap clean car rules
- 5,500 U.K. churches switch to renewable energy to help tackle climate change
- Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage
But, given that 2018 is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record, much work remains.
In election years, people have the power
Yes, despite the nefarious, despicable ongoing efforts of voter suppression, it is imperative to vote against the whorish climate-deniers in office, at all levels of government, because even your local town or city council can set policy that can make a difference. Consider the numerous cities and states and companies that have vowed to adhere to the Paris Climate Agreement.
Demand of your representatives they abolish the $20 billion in subsidies gifted to the fossil fuel industry each year. Those are your tax dollars at work, destroying the environment, jeopardizing the futures of generations to come — including generations now.
In addition to voting accordingly, see also: