Forward Not Back on Climate Change, Vote this November. In the next few months Americans have to make a important choice of who to elect as President of the United States of America. While this isn’t a political post, it is a call to action. President Obama tonight said in his speech that “climate change isn’t hoax” and we can make a difference in the coming election. I’ve heard so many people say that the record heats this year has really changed their mind about climate change. Watching the fires in Colorado was heart breaking. Seeing a friend post on facebook a record high of 126 degrees blew my mind. It is scary for me to think that this could get worse. I can’t imagine how bad it might get. Living a green lifestyle couldn’t be more important. In this election this November it couldn’t be more important to really plug in to the important issues of each party. Keeping in mind that we live on this planet Earth and that protecting the environment isn’t about saving the planet, it is about saving ourselves, it is however, the only planet we have. The planet will survive, we however will have a harder time surviving.
When the heat gets much hotter (during the warm months) our vegetables won’t grow, the cattle will have a hard time surviving. All plant life will have a hard time surviving. Our entire lifestyle might have to change to adapt to the increasing temperatures and also the lower temperatures during the winter. The effects of Climate Change have already started to occur. Climate change isn’t just about a hotter climate it is an imbalance in temperatures. Erratic temperatures that will be extremes in both directions. Massive natural disasters will continue to occur. Scientists have been preaching this for decades. The time has come for us to act.
Being green isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity. Working together as a nation to do our part to lesson the disasters of this planet due to climate change is a positive step forward. I for one choose to go Forward not Back in the next 4 years. I feel that our survival and our children’s survival is important. I hope that no matter what your stance is on the election, you will educate yourself on the issues and vote this November!