I wonder if climate astrologer Gerald Elias will recommend for the Salt Lake Tribune to no longer allow their reporters to gather news using fossil fueled vehicles as well as stopping the usage of fossil fueled vehicles to distribute the Tribune? (via Tom Nelson)
Twentieth-century America saw hard-fought civil rights progress for organized labor, women, African Americans and gays. In the 21st century, the looming civil rights battle that will affect all Americans, all humanity, is the battle to save planet Earth from becoming uninhabitable due to climate change. And if we don’t win this one, there might not be a 22nd.
Climate change a civil rights issue? Why? Because humanity should not be held hostage by a profit-obsessed fossil-fuel cartel. Because humanity has the right to breathe air not laced with carbon; the right to drink water not contaminated by fracking; the right to live on land that hasn’t been slashed and burned into barren submission. Humanity has the right to live on a sustainable planet.
Hmm, Elias is a musician (doesn’t it require fossil fuels to travel around playing gigs?), author (aren’t trees killed to publish books, trees necessary to take the “carbon” out of the air?), and volunteer for the Citizens Climate Lobby. Also, someone who doesn’t seem to understand science, since climate change is a political phrase, and it is “carbon dioxide”, not carbon. And also seems to forget that CO2 is a trace gas necessary for life.