Our world is getting hotter. The storms are getting worse. Wildfires are raging everywhere. Droughts are more frequent. We’re in dangerous times, and I worry that not enough is being said or written in our major media concerning the root causes of climate change. That’s why we’re introducing a new feature on our infant website called Climate Change Tuesday.
Every Tuesday, our website will feature stories focusing on climate change. These stories won’t be confined to a specific area of concern. Rather, we will cover a wide range of topics, including links to climate-related articles, political action and inaction, global trends, new technologies and our personal opinions.
In keeping with the spirit of what we intend our website to be, much of our focus will relate to how the two major political parties are responding to this crisis. As with so many other issues confronting America these days, the division between the parties could not be more stark. We will highlight these divisions armed with the facts. That’s always our goal here. In a more perfect union, that lofty rhetorical plateau our founders hoped to achieve, we would have cooperation from both parties to move this country toward what the majority of the world sees as a dire threat to our survival. Unfortunately, one party has taken us in the opposite direction, led by a president that does not believe in climate change to begin with. They will be held to account in this space.
A bit of a disclaimer is needed here. I am not a climate scientist, nor is my partner on this site, OhioRealist. But what we lack in expertise, we more than make up for with due diligence toward following the facts where they might lead. When we both see that over 98% of the world scientists concur that the world is warming and that human behavior is the main cause of it, we believe it. We will do our absolute best to provide accurate and convincing content that will help fill the void our major media has created, in part by bowing down to the massive corporate advertisers that hold sway over their decision-making. We are not beholden to any corporation, or any entity for that matter. We simply love our planet and our planet is dying. We can and must do more!