“Monday marks a dark day among those of us who believe in us in working with allies to share the burden of solving tough problems—especially a climate crisis that demands a World War II-style mass mobilization before it’s too late.”
Those are the words of former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, former secretary of defense and former Nebraska U.S. senator. Their remarks appeared in a Washington Post Op Ed on November 4, 2019 titled: “Trump has formally pulled the U.S. out of the Paris agreement. This is a dark day for America”. These two men speak from experience and a world perspective that few others can share. And they’re coming with an urgent, bipartisan plea for the U.S. to act as a global leader in the climate crisis before us.
As Nebraska Climate Legacy Elders, there has never been a more important time than now to step forward and demand that everyone of our elected representatives (local, state, and national) take on this monumental challenge. And if they choose not to respond, let them know they will soon be replaced by new people with the wisdom, courage and integrity to do so. (See the full article by clicking here.)