New Orleans may sink into the sea by 2100. Much of Florida may also be underwater by then. Drought will likely become the norm out West, meaning California could no longer provide the food we depend upon. Las Vegas may become downright inhabitable.
No, I’m not fabricating any of this. These will be the consequences of inaction if we continue to delay implementing the solutions we need to solve the coming climate crisis. But for some reason, may of our supposedly wise lawmakers in Capitol Hill are either willfully ignorant of the facts or downright lying about our future.
Seriously, we can’t allow any more of this.
The denialism and downright insanity that’s plaguing most Republicans and even some Democrats in Washington today may ultimately kill us tomorrow. This is why we barely passed a flawed and watered down bill in the House, and this is why we must act before we get an even worse bill out of the Senate.
What may be nearly as dangerous as the outright denial of climate change by the far right is the acceptance by the squishy centrists of half-baked, half-assed measures that don’t do enough. I know, I know, we always hear from these Washington Centrists that “this is what’s politically feasible”. But frankly, I’m done with “political feasibility” today. That won’t matter one bit if we’re all dead tomorrow.
President Obama promised us swift and bold action. So did Democratic Congressional leaders. And while much of the blame for past inaction goes to the “Party of No” Republicans that would rather profit today than ensure human survival tomorrow, we need for Senate Democrats to stand up for real action to prevent any more weakening of the climate bill.
No matter where we are, we all need to speak up and contact our Senators now! Also make sure to leave a note for the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, letting them know that we will fully back their efforts to craft a strong bill. We can’t wait any longer to solve the climate crisis, and we can’t afford to settle for anything less than real solutions.
The people are on our side. Time, however, isn’t. We need to act now, before it’s too late.