Get ready for Done with Denial Day on September 1, 2012! As of this date, let's just all agree to laugh in the faces of the global-warming deniers and give them no more respect. They're foolish, and they're getting in the way. In fact, they're the problem.
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We have no more time for denial. Nearly all scientists acknowledge the overwhelming evidence that human activity warms the globe. We are rapidly approaching the "tipping point" beyond which changes in human behavior cannot avert catastrophic environmental impacts--that is, if we haven't reached the tipping point already. Somehow this has not become a central issue in the 2012 election season in the United States, so it's time to heat things up for global warming deniers. Let's change the political climate around the politics of climate change. The U.S. should lead the global effort to convert to sustainable energy use, yet our leaders don't feel enough pressure to lead on this issue.
Here are three things you can do to help, right now:
1. Click the blue "Join" button above, then click the "Invite Friends" button and invite every reasonable person you know. Or five. How about the first five who come to mind? Ready, set, go.
2. Between now and September 1, contact your representatives and/or candidates running for election and voice your concern about global warming and your desire for change (http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml).
3. Reduce your carbon footprint right now. Commit to personal and political change today and for the long haul (http://sustainability.publicradio.org/consumed/tips.html). You might start by shutting off that light over there, putting your computer to sleep, or easing up on the a.c. by a degree or two. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Let's do this for our kids and their kids, so they won't look back at us in anger. And let's do this because it's time.Thank you. Consider joining and spreading the word: here.