The election this Nov. 6 and the one in 2020 will be two of the most important of our lives. As long as Republicans control just one house of Congress, let alone both houses and the presidency, not enough will be done to save our children and grandchildren from environmental catastrophe. They’re even undoing progress that’s already been made.
The most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world has less than twelve years to drastically alter course to avoid the worst impacts of human-caused global warming and that nothing less than keeping all fossil fuels in the ground is the solution to avoid future calamities.
The leaders of the international climate group 350.org said that it’s very likely even worse than we’re being told. They claim that the scariest thing about the IPCC report is the fact that it’s the watered-down, consensus version. The latest science is much more terrifying.
Several other environment groups, Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann, Nobel laureate Mario Molina, who shared the award for chemistry in 1995 for his work on ozone depletion, and other experts have made the same claim.
The fate of our children is too important to leave in the hands of climate-change denying fossil fuel companies, their investors, and their political lap dogs. They will very likely face a nightmare where billions are in a world-wide panic to survive if Republicans remain in control.
Ron Adams, Decatur