A report in the news yesterday- - text, video here - - provides more evidence that melting polar ice and warmer temperatures - - both setting records - - will make devastating storm surges like that which wrecked the East Coast during Hurricane Sandy more frequent and destructive.
Coincidentally, environmental writer and organizer Bill McKibben brought the same message to a Madison audience as part of a national information and organizing tour last night. (Hat tip, Clean Wisconsin, as organizing host) I'm still looking for mainstream media coverage of his sold-out talk at the Masonic Temple.
McKibben - - professorial, low-key and armed with plenty of data about fossil fuel burn, carbon emissions and the private and state corporations worldwide that are are its bottom-line beneficiaries - - has been sounding the alarm about climate change for a quarter-century, but it was a blockbuster piece he wrote earlier this fall in Rolling Stone - - posted here - - that got his current effort underway.
It's called 350.org. Here's its mission statement and website.
As did a summer of record heat, fatal forest fires and other severe weather events underscoring our changing climate and need for urgent and doable commitments to cleaner energy and respect for the planet.