There seems to be no political will to address the climate crisis with any meaningful measures. The science is crystal clear: human activity is the # 1 driving force of climate decline. We know this, it’s common knowledge. Yet the powers-that-be, the oil companies and their cohorts are determined to extract every last drop of oil, regardless of the impact on the planet.

We are seeing massive storms and tornados raging. The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. This is a huge threat to the quality of life for future generations.

Scientists predict that by 2040-50, if things don’t change, the polar ice caps will have melted and coastal communities will be under water.

The famous psychic Edgar Casey predicted that the Ohio River valley would be coastal! Think of your favorite beach or island – gone forever. If we all don’t demand action now, that startling scenario will unfold. The melting is happening faster than expected, as we speak.

The main problem, in my opinion, is that our political system enables corporations and billionaires to “own” our elected officials. Therefore, they vote how their handlers want them to, often against what their constituents want and need. Add to that, they are always running for re-election, hyper-focused on the next primary, protecting their political asses. What is it going to take to get Congress to vote for the greater good, to make the tough choices for the climate.

My hope is the next generation of activists who are stepping up to leadership roles in local and national politics. They realize that it is THEIR future at stake. It’s up to them to lead the way towards the lifestyle adjustments that must be made.

So, let’s help them out. Get active in local politics: knock doors, do lit drops, work the phones. Donate to organizations working on behalf of Earth.

We can all do something to elect people who have the welfare of the 7th Generation at heart. Let’s all work together to create a vibrant future for our Earth.