Some may still deny the overwhelming judgement of science. But none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.
Many have criticized the president for not being active enough about climate change. He has now made it abundantly clear that he wants to do something about it. So instead of criticizing him for not starting sooner, instead of speculating that it’s only words rather than action, we need to do all we can to help him get the job done. We need to write letters to the white house saying “We agree! We’ll support you all we can.” Do not include “It’s about time!” in that letter.
Whatever you may think about his past record on this issue, whatever you may believe about his sincerity on this issue, he is our best hope for actual, real change. If we indulge in “I told you so” or “I don’t believe you” or “Why didn’t you say this sooner?” then we only indulge our most base and petty emotions. If we put the cause first, we’ll swallow our pride and our criticism and say “I believe in the cause too, and I’ll do all I can to help you.”
Help him help us.