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Super Bowl Heat Wave Breaks California Records
West Coast temperatures soar above 90 degrees in February. Will U.S. leaders ever take serious action on the climate emergency?
The latest evidence of a rapidly warming planet is a California heat wave breaking February records:
America’s ruling parties are beholden to the fossil fuel industry and remain unserious about confronting the climate emergency. The Republican Party is openly anti-science, a haven for climate denialists. Democratic leaders portray themselves as a rational alternative to the GOP, but their actions tell a different story:
Late last year, just days after pledging to cut fossil fuels at international climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, the Biden administration held the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history. On Thursday, a federal judge invalidated that sale in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the administration didn't adequately consider the costs to the world's climate.
The resources corporate Democrats have allocated to the climate emergency are meager considering the threat:
Super Bowl Sundays in early February shouldn’t be accompanied by headlines like this:
As the climate catastrophe unfolds, all we’re getting from political leaders is empty talk. Lip service to an existential crisis is hardly real climate action. In the words of climate activist Greta Thunberg, the pathetically inadequate global response can be summarized as “blah, blah, blah.”
We are not powerless.
For those of us who are able to do so, we can speak out, protest, support climate activists/organizers, donate to responsible campaigns and organizations, vote for Green candidates, and amplify principled independent media. And we can continue to fight a rapacious system that gives the billionaire class free rein to destroy the planet:
The richest one percent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth.