Monday, July 15, 2019

Climate action wants YOU!

Tuesday - Coulee Region Sierra Club press event to celebrate City of La Crosse passage of Ready for 100 resolution. July 16 at 1 pm at City Hall.

Wednesday - monthly Citizens Climate Lobby meeting. July 17 at 6:30 pm 401 West Ave South

Friday - Fridays for Future La Crosse weekly vigil at City Hall any time 10 am to 1 pm (bring your signs!)

When was the last time you saw a news item on local TV news about the climate crisis? If you answered, "Just about NEVER!" you are CORRECT! Why is that?

We can learn the name and life story of every student athlete signing for a college scholarship, the details and background of every cat locked in a moving van or water skiing squirrel, the schedule of every local party, but we get not a peep about the latest report that the Earth's oceans may be nearing their carbon saturation point, or that a new study estimates 120 million will be pushed into poverty by climate change or that Alaska is burning?

We need to make more noise about the climate crisis, from attending public events and connecting with other activists to calling the media and asking why they are not covering the most important story of all time.

Please. The time for changing a bulb and sending a check and buying a gasoline powered car that gets 50 mpg instead of 30 mpg and then being done with it is over. We all need to take our concern to the next level. What will you do?

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