What is the difference between a change in “The Climate” and change in “The Weather”?
Weather is what you see and feel on a daily basis. Climate is the change that the EARTH experiences over a long period of time. Global warming is causing the Earth’s climate to change in a direction that will be unhealthy for human survival. And because of our technological advancements of the past century, and we, as an educated society, understand most, if not all of the major greenhouse gasses causing the planet to warm. If the earth’s climate rises over 35 F (1.5 C), life for humans on Earth will not be sustainable. This is why I have made addressing the global warming crisis my top priority as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, district 53.
We all came together in the 1980’s to reduce the damage CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) caused to our ozone layer. We now need to unite to reduce an even great threat to our quality of life.
I studied wildlife biology at the University of Montana, being the first American of African descent to graduate from this university with a degree in wildlife biology. I have been speaking out on environmental issues since that time. Because of my background in wildlife biology and my 30 year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I know first hand the importance of making the global warming crisis our number one priority as a community, as a nation, and as a world member.
By making the switch from a fossil fueled economy into a sustainable economy, growth and prosperity would soon follow in the form of new job development and emerging technologies to face the new economy. Sustainable and affordable housing development and true community involvement are all possible if we work together to protect our health, and the health of our children.
The time to act is now. Tomorrow will be too late.
We are stronger, together.