“Imagine flying in a helicopter and seeing this massive glacier that’s five miles wide and 500 miles long…following it as it’s crashing into the sea.”
Well, our great Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Courageous) didn’t have to imagine. She was there, in Greenland, to see the melting glaciers. Oh yes, and so were several other Senators, and Dena Bunis of The Register was also there to report it all.
So what happened? Hopefully, they recognized that they must do something NOW about the coming climate catastrophe. So what can be done about it? There are several bills (including Senator Boxer’s own bill) being considered in the Senate right now.
OK, so why isn’t something being done about climate change NOW? The glaciers are melting in Greenland. The snow is disappearing off Mt. Kilamanjaro in Tanzania. Brutal heat waves have wreaked havoc throughout Europe over the last few years. And of course, massive hurricanes have struck Florida and the Gulf Coast. We know climate change is hurting us already, but most Republicans on Capitol Hill have yet to wake up and smell the climate crisis.
I wonder what it will take before we finally see national action on climate change. How many more glaciers must melt? How many more Hurricane Katrinas must strike New Orleans? How many more people must die from heat waves hitting everywhere from California to New York? How much more meterological mayhem must occur before we all wake up and take action?
Maybe Barbara Boxer needs to arrange more trips to Greenland.