If you want to pass climate legislation, fix U.S. politics
Director, Global Possibilities
by Casey Danson
I spent some time this morning in my favorite gym working out and there is a certain coach – Jim – who loves to ask me questions about environmental solutions etc, because he thinks I have the answers ha ha. “Would it help if we all recycled in our homes the way you do?” he asked. Of course I had to say yes, but went on to say that there is no political will in this country to really change anything and the fact is we need tough legislation YESTERDAY. If trash were the only issue it would be simple but we shouldn’t be manufacturing stuff we don’t need nor should we be buying it. I remember being in London, France and Amsterdam where my friends shop every day for fresh food — but that’s another subject I will write on another time. Read on.
David Roberts of Grist wrote this an article about climate legislation and US politics..
Now that’s for starters and we are now trying to resteer the Titanic and we all know how well that worked out. So my question is what happened to the OCCUPY movement and why aren’t we all speaking out, talking to our elected officials, following in the footsteps of Bill McKibben’s 350.org? We do need to move at wartime speed to make a shift in our climate. We did it for WWII and if we had the political will, we could do it again. I rest my case!