“The scientific consensus is far stronger today than at any time in the past. Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real. It is time to act.”

Al Gore has a new article in Rolling Stone Magazine. It will appear in print in the July 7 issue, but you can read the whole thing online here.

Click on that link and read it. It’s long but he keeps it simple.

h/t to Attaturk, who says that America’s choice to ignore coming collapse likens it to that of the Easter Islanders.

Coincidentally, a chain e-mail from an older relative found its way to my inbox this morning, talking about all the changes made since 1911, one hundred years ago, and asking at the end how will life look 100 years from now.
The answer is not as rosy as she expects. Within the next 100 years, the last of the perma-frost will have melted, the oceans will be completely poisoned, the casings for the first nuclear waste will have begun to break down, all the accessible oil will be gone and clean water from privately-owned reservoirs will cost a small fortune. This is where we are headed.

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