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President Obama Hasn’t Given Up on Environmental Issues: Why Should We?

When the going gets tough, the tough say “too difficult!!” and throw their hands up in despair claiming “no one cares about the environment or candidates who are passionate about the environment”??!!??

I don’t buy it … and President Obama doesn’t buy it either.

Yesterday this arrived in my Inbox from Organizing for America:

Jan —

Right now, way too many lawmakers in Washington flat-out refuse to face the facts when it comes to climate change.

We’re never going to make real progress on this issue unless members of Congress get serious. Instead, some of them have made a habit of publicly mocking it.

We thought it was time to call them out for denying what’s basic science.

Watch this embarrassing video of climate deniers in Congress — and say you’re ready to help hold them accountable:

The science matters in this.

That’s the message way too many people in Washington need to hear right now.

In 2011, there were 240 members of Congress who voted to say that climate change is a hoax.

Most of them are still around today, and they’re getting away with it — some of them are actually proud of it. They think the whole debate is pretty funny.

If we want to make progress on climate change, we need everyone in Congress on board for a solution. It’s our job to show them there’s a price to pay for being a climate denier.

Take a look at this video and join the fight:

Get ready — more on this coming soon.



Jon Carson

Executive Director

Organizing for Action


Yes, there are a lot of issues that are demanding our attention right now: the awful sequester, the issue of jobs jobs jobs, gun safety, protecting our social safety net programs. But we can multi-task.

The environment did not get short-shrift in the 2012 presidential campaign. In fact the president mentioned it in his acceptance speech last year at the Democratic National Convention … mentioned it quite emphatically in fact:

“And, yes,” the president said, “my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future. And in this election you can do something about it.”

There are things we can do. We can elect people to Congress who care about the environment and who will make it their cause. In Massachusetts, Congressman Ed Markey is running for Senate and has a strong record on environmental causes. Put your time and money there.

And don’t believe the naysayers who naysay that people don’t care about the environment and that it is not a sexy enough issue to bother our beautiful minds with.

Our planet is being destroyed by the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. If “survival of our species” is not exciting enough, then perhaps you need an attitude adjustment.

Start here: These guys think that it is a matter of life or death.

And this week, after we just celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day on Monday, let’s not give up so quickly on the Earth.  


  1. princesspat

    …because I remember to click and read more often. The main story today is about The White House Science Fair.

    President Obama today celebrated the remarkable achievements of student science fair winners and extraordinary kid innovators from across the nation in the third White House Science Fair. The Fair brought 100 students from more than 40 states to an all-day, hands-on celebration of the power and potential of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

    “It really is that important” …. it is indeed!

  2. slksfca

    substantive Earth Day emails from my congressional rep and from Senator Boxer (I don’t get emails from Sen. Feinstein). But yes, as a whole Congress is asleep at the wheel. Willfully so, it would seem.

  3. TokenLiberal

    Hi there, JanF – this is the place refered to as “elsewhere”, isn’t it? Anyway, I have two young grandchildren – and I want to make darn sure that Earth is somewhere they will be able to live and thrive and be happy. I think if the environment is made personal a lot more people would care about it.  

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