Future Americans Citizens Will Curse Us All for Not Acting to Slow Global Warming in a Timely Manner

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Our current government officials in the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly, and Governor Scott Walker, and essentially everybody else, who continue burning unnecessarily large quantities of fossil fuels, thus adding fuel more rapid global warming, must now be considered morally culpable. The evidence that we humans are causing the earth and its oceans to warm, and to deteriorate, dangerously so, is now irrefutable. Our predecessors will have every reason to condemn us for the condition we are leaving Earth for them.

Following is a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that would seem applicable to our failing to take timely action, now, to slow global warming:

1) “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

But he’s also claimed to have said this: 2) “We are faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words ‘Too Late’.”

I personally prefer version #1 over version #2. Which version do you prefer? I hope everyone else chooses version #1, too; however, I see very little evidence for them doing that, especially our politicians in the U.S. Congress and Wisconsin Legislature.

About Mike Neuman

Environmentalist; Father; Senior Citizen; Husband, Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work Advocate; Animal/Children/People Lover (in general); Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin, Anti-long distance travel (via fossil fuel burning); Against militarism in any form; Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; for those in authority to listen attentively AND, as warranted, ACT AS NECESSARY AND IN A TIMELY MANNER TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE those concerns; Lover of music, especially live music, music by: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young; John Prine; Steve Goodman; B.B. King; Eric Burton; Gracy Slick, Carol King;John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr; Bob Dylan; Lightfoot; Mark Knoffler; Richard Thompson; Elvis Presley; Tom Petty; Willie Nelson, Others too numerous to mention.

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