Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 1, 2012, 10:57 a.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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I know I know - you are gonna say what you talkin about(?) we have communications up the wazoo.
Alright enough of that. I ran across a TED talk. I thought the subject was good. The title of the link ( is admittedly poor ) was to get attention:
Example of a failed communication at this point in time =
Global Warming / Climate Change
There is some good information out there ( where(?) - exactly what I mean ) but it needs to be shared/circulated.
Practice with something like this:
The New York Times and other media are calling Superstorm Sandy "once-in-a-generation." But whose generation are they talking about?
Due to climate change, younger generations will likely be looking at flooded coastal cities, devastated infrastructure, power outages and storm surges for the rest of their lives.
Our climate is changing, for the worse. Its predictable reliability belongs to an older generation. Scientists can already see how warmer ocean temperatures, melting arctic ice, and higher sea levels contributed to making Sandy as terrible as it was.
Just last year, once-in-a-generation Irene arrived—becoming the fifth-costliest hurricane in U.S. history, causing 49 deaths and $19 billion in damage. But Irene was a breeze by comparison to Sandy.
We must stop this "once-in-a-generation." thinking. It is dangerous, misleading, and irresponsible. Those who still believe that the powerful new floods, fires, droughts and storms are once in a generation events are the ones blocking the way to doing something about climate chaos.
Perhaps Sandy will finally blow that kind of rhetoric away.
Dominique Browning Co-Founder and Senior Director, Moms Clean Air Force
© Moms Clean Air Force 2012