People – to solve the environmental problems, we have to get political

When I first started this blog, I told myself that I would focus on environmental issues, and not become political.  Don’t get me wrong, I have some fairly strong political views, but I wanted to keep them out of this blog and keep it aimed squarely at environmental issues.  I wanted to focus on the things that we can do individually, and the choices that we make.

I no longer feel I can do that.  Ultimately, too many of the environmental issues we face will require a concerted effort on multiple fronts, including personal, community, and governmental solutions.  When we look at environmental failures such as the water crisis in Flint, the massive fish kill and algae blooms in Florida, and the massive methane leak in Southern CA, we see common threads.   We see major corporations who can’t see past next quarter’s eps reports.  We see misinformation spread by political parties and news media alike.

And ultimately, we see complacency a lack of involvement, or a sense of resignation in the electorate.  This has got to stop, now.  We can’t wait.  We can’t be distracted.

 

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