I thought this was interesting little article. There is currently (next to no) GOP presidential candidate that will get behind legislation to reduce climate change. You even have Rick Perry, the Texas governor and longtime friend of the oil industry, who has publicly stated that he believes that it's all a conspiracy for scientist to get money for research.
Simultaneously a report from the National Snow and Ice Data Center just came out declaring that ice in the Arctic Sea is at it's 2nd lowest level since 2007 when the lowest level was recorded. The overall amount of ice in the Arctic Sea is 28% lower on average now that it was between 1979 and 2000.
Every year the ocean levels rise and the islands and coastal cities become more threatened. Bali, all of Micronesia and the tiny island of Tuvalu to name a few are loosing their reefs, suffering stronger and more frequent storms and have less land above water.
I think it would be wise for the GOP to get there heads out of there butts and realize that if they don't change their tune not only will they loose voters, but we loose ground, literally. Didn't they see "An Inconvenient Truth"? But then again, Al Gore IS a democrat so that won't fly.
What to do, what to do? How can WE combat climate change?
- Buy items that ARE recyclable.
- Use reusable shopping bags.
- Ride a Bike occasionally- OR more if you can.
- Walk to the store-if you can.
- Next car you buy, get a hybrid.
- Buy food and goods locally when possible.
- Make your own foods, canning, preserves, buy local meat & dairy.
- Buy items that are more durable and therefore don't need to be replaced as often.
- Share this blog post with a friend, facts are contagious!
I personally feel like it's my duty to make small changes to combat climate change. As a country we consume the most, yet we care (often) CARE the least about the rest of the world. I'm making small changes to try to use less, throw away less, recycle more AND spread the word about climate change. They are SMALL daily deeds, but if everyone does them, we can impact the world in a BIG way.
Just pick one thing that you can do and DO IT!
THANKS FOR LISTENING!