The front page of the Fresno Bee this Memorial Day stated, " Great Barrier Reef hit by coral death". A shocking 35% of the corals have died. The Bee also reported that here in California, tree mortality due to bark beetle infestation is now estimated at 60 million trees. The extinction of vast swaths of species in the sea and on the land is truly frightening. What is a root cause of all these apocalyptic symptoms? Man-made climate change.
So as the foundations of
our earth's health rapidly decay, why are my Republican leaders still pretending
we don't have this problem? My main tool for action is my vote. I'm looking for
conservative candidates at all levels who still believe in science. I'm looking
for conservative candidates who are willing to protect me, my family and
community from the threat of climate change.
In Congress there is a minority
group of Republicans who want to deal with climate change. They embrace
conservative, market-based answers, such as those proposed
by Citizens' Climate Lobby. If local Republicans can't field such candidates, my vote will go to
candidates from other parties who have the backbone to face the facts.
May 2016 - unpublished