Jasmine Agneli: The current climate warming is the result of human activity and it is increasing at an alarming rate that has never been found in the past.
Steve Hochstadt: My life will barely be affected by climate change. By the time the accumulated results of human activity create disastrous effects in America, I will probably be in a nursing home.
Johnny Townsend: Many Democrats are conservationists with a strong belief in science, but even they don’t seem able to apply what they observe happening in nature to their own lives.
Johnny Townsend: We have to ask ourselves if giving up hamburgers or Hummers or holidays in Paris is a greater loss of comfort than living with increasingly severe droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and crop failures.
Walter Moss: Yet, if we care about our future and that of our kids and grandkids (and who, whether Republican or Democrat, does not?), we must get out and vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. And if our caring is enlightened, we will vote Democratic.
John Peeler: Our children and grandchildren—those who survive—will look back on Trump’s and conservatives’ response to global climate change; they will see that we knew what had to be done, and our leaders flatly refused to do it.
Adam Eran: The conventional narrative is that there’s some zero-sum game where environmentalists wins come at the expense of job losses, but that’s manifestly not true.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The costs of not acting are high. The benefits of investing in a clean energy economy would be widespread. We need to keep building the movement.
Steve Hochstadt: New discoveries constantly show that what we think we understand about nature is not quite right.
Johnny Townsend: Maybe trying to slow down and reverse global warming is like a deluded patient taking snake oil to cure their ALS. We’re just kidding ourselves to think there is anything we can do.
Mel Gurtov: Every world leader who shrinks from directly addressing this situation through public and international policy is, to my mind, guilty of a crime against humanity.
Frank Fear: We experienced Americans who reject science, use “alternative facts” to explain phenomena, and politicize a subject by turning it upside-down and inside-out.
Jessica Davison: Unluckily, we can’t reverse the effects of human beings’ activities on the climate of the earth. However, we can decelerate the climatic changes.