If you have any doubt whether President Obama should have rejected the Keystone pipeline, watch the video below showing what has happened in Canada in the area of the tar sands. Bill Nye takes us on a helicopter ride to see the tar sands. It follows Bill Nye’s segment on rising water in Florida.
“Ultimately, if we’re gonna prevent large parts of this Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable in our lifetimes, we’re gonna have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them and release more dangerous pollution into the sky.” President Obama
My first trip to the Everglades was in 2012. I was excited to see this marvelous and unique place. President Obama was there for Earth Day to discuss the hazards the Everglades face with our fast changing climate. See video below:
Climate Change is expensive for us all, and big changes lie ahead!
A few weeks ago while riding the bus in Chicago I struck up a conversation with my seatmate. She worked for AIG Insurance of New York City, and related how concerned the insurance industry is with the expense of climate change. AIG Insurance had just paid out 2 billion dollars for Super Storm Sandy, and they were nervous how they were going to manage these mega storms in the future. Some insurance companies in Florida are pulling out of the state because it is becoming too expensive to insure some homes. Read the link below and you will see why!
This week the Huffington Post named the 14 American cities that could be underwater in this century because of rising sea levels due to our warming climate, warming of the oceans, and the melting of Arctic ice. What fourteen U.S. cities are the most vulnerable?
Can we do something? Yes we can!! We can put a tax on carbon emissions, we can each drive less, use less electricity, and support renewable energy initiatives. Contact your members of Congress and ask them to put a tax on those that our polluting our air with carbon emissions. The sooner we act the better!