Letter to the Editor Tallahassee Democrat June 17, 2011
[reprinted here if you are locked out of the TDO website]
On Wednesday, the temperature in our town reached 105 degrees breaking the all-time record since it's been measured. Is this a fluke or are we feeling the effects of global warming? Since the beginning of the last decade the number of weather related disasters — tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, draughts — throughout the world has increased in frequency manifold.
Again, Is this a fluke or are we feeling the effects of global warming? A small group of local citizens, including myself, believe that it's time for Congress to take decisive actions to address the problem of global warming. We are members of the transnational organization Citizens Climate Lobby, headquartered in Washington, DC.
On Monday we will gather at the Washington Convention Center to hear noted speakers, including Dr. James Hansen, and participate in workshops in preparation for the meetings with representatives and senators. Anyone interested in the outcome of this event should follow its development at www.citizensclimatelobby.com.
We may ultimately find the answer to the question posed above and it may also be too late to do anything about the problem. Our goal is to create the political will for a sustainable climate.
Please contact your legislators and ask them to hear our message; your grandchildren will benefit from our legacy!