It’s long past time for Americans, regardless of political party, to get informed and get active on our degrading natural environment. Our health, nutrition and our very lives depend on our urgent response to climate change and the related problem of overuse of plastics. You really don’t need to be a scientist – just look around the St. Louis area and you’ll see the effects of climate change, from armadillos to dying evergreen trees to more frequent, damaging flooding.
That’s why, even though I’m a baby boomer, I stand with the brave teens in the Sunrise Movement who are demanding a Democratic Party presidential debate on the climate emergency. It would help us all to hear their ideas to reduce the illness and death that will result from uncontrolled environmental damage, while also creating green jobs.