Wild forest fires on the West Coast, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and catastrophic floods are raging all around us. These natural phenomena would normally happen every 10 or 20 years. The fact that they are becoming annual events should be alarming to even the most ardent skeptics. With over two months to go to the end of the hurricane season, the National Weather Bureau has already run through its annual names for storms and has begun using the Greek alphabet instead
In spite of near unanimous agreement among scientists about global warming, climate change and overall threats to our environment, a substantial segment of the population remains unconvinced. “Alternative facts” abound in our polarized world and justify inaction. The results are squandered opportunities and missed chances to make the world a better place and a healthier home for future generations.