LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I’m calling out Marsha Blackburn

marsha-blackburnTo the Editor:
Well, I’m calling out Marsha Blackburn.
Wouldn’t it be great if Congressman Blackburn would spend some time getting up to speed with the rest of the world on man made climate change instead of this type of political nonsense? During the RNC convention, she stated to a Washington Post reporter that there was still a debate about man made climate change (there is no debate – 99 percent of climate scientists agree – only the misinformed or dishonest disagree). She said, “The Earth is no longer warming and has not for about the last 13 years. It has begun to cool.” This makes Tennessee voters look pretty stupid. She said this on the same day the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found June 2016 marked the 14th consecutive month of record heat around the world.

Please watch Congressman Blackburn for yourself here: http://www.bna.com/senior-house-republican-b73014445010/

Anyone can read tons of scientific information that is readily available on the internet from reputable sources like NASA and NOAA. Or try turning on the news — floods, fires, record temperatures, crop failures, drought, melting ice, viruses, ocean acidification, melting permafrost, climate refugees, dying species, warming ocean. The list goes on and on.

Of course, Marsha is on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House, so she must have other interests that dictate the words that come from her mouth and her notable inaction. Meanwhile, we are cooking this planet for our kids and all living beings. Fifteen of the top 16 warmest years have occurred since 2000, and 2016 has a 99 percent chance of topping the list, according to NASA. http://www.ecowatch.com/5-things-to-consider-after-14...

According to the experts, we still have time to make a real difference, but that starts with accepting that there is a problem. What’s wrong with converting to a clean energy future? We don’t still use horse and buggies. We’re done with 8-track tapes. Let’s move on. Let’s quit blowing up mountains and blasting the ground under our feet to squeeze out oil and gas, ruining our water.

What the kids learn today will shape our future. They need to see leaders that respect science and want to conserve our natural resources. Leaders that know what “facts” are. Leaders that know what the “truth” means. Leaders that act when action is required.

America should lead the clean energy revolution. If you vote for a climate denier, then you are complicit. Use your heads people. The clock is ticking.

Fossil fuel profits are NOT as important as life on Earth.


Missy Horesh

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