One of the most dangerous things about the emerging global warming crisis is the organized, well-funded opposition to any reasonable action – opposition even to a fair reading of the science, in particular inside the United States.
Here is an investigative journalism piece, giving an excellent overview of the disinformation campaign. Its author is Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News, and photo and art credits are given throughout the linked story.
From the story: The “longest and most consequential campaigns against science in modern history is becoming more extreme—and turning against its originators.”
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Not sure how to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Start by always remembering Al Gore’s famous saying: “Hope is a renewable resource.”
Then, our practical answer becomes “Deeply know the personal Superpowers” we all bring to the game of life:
3) To save the planet, USE OUR VOICES and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a vote and never, ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. As well, set a solid example for all around you to see. Jawbone to others about what we need to do, and influence them as peers. Finally, have an annual cash donations program. All of these are ways we can use our voices.
Stay focussed: Lead the way with substantive global warming solutions. (Far from being a bummer, this is actually a fun trend for each of us to be part of… get energized!) Our kids and their kids will be proud of us.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions. Never give up.
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