“We need to act.” That was the message President Obama delivered to all of us in his speech at Georgetown University yesterday. As an expectant father, I need no convincing. I dream of family camping trips. Of showing my daughter the forests of the snowcapped Rockies. Walking with her along the cliffs of the Pacific coast and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast. I live in awe of the planet we call home.
But the blanket we are wrapping around our planet, warming it, will change all this. Intense forest fires. Rising sea levels. Drought. Climate change will imperil my daughter’s future. And she will be luckier than some. We have a growing racial climate gap.Read full post >