|Written by Clean Currently|
|Thursday, 15 September 2011 09:24|
Watching recent Presidential debates and listening to the "punditocracy" speak on cable news, you could be excused if you thought the science on climate change was suddenly “undecided”. This is ironic, given how many “weird” weather events, and “once a century” phenomena have occurred around the world. It would seem appropriate (now more than ever) for people to admit that what climate scientists are saying with regard to extreme climate change is real and is actually already happening.
Take Texas, for example. The Lone Star Republic is experiencing massive wildfires, devouring an area the size of Connecticut. These fires are propelled by the worst drought in the state’s entire history. And what’s the cost? Well, there’s the immeasurable cost of human suffering and displacement. Travis Miller, a professor at Texas A&M estimates the cost to be well above $5.2 billion. So when you talk about the “cost” of switching to clean energy and fighting climate change, keep in mind the cost of not taking action.
Check out the Climate Reality Project and then take action. Climate reality is too serious a problem to be left to the politicians to handle.
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