But as reported by the Guardian UK, "The world is at growing risk of “abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes” because of a warming climate....In a rare intervention into a policy debate, the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Americans to act swiftly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower the risks of leaving a climate catastrophe for future generations."
Meanwhile, an astounding piece in The Altlantic details the disturbing barrage of toxins we're bombarded with (thanks to the aforementioned industries), and how these toxins are creating disease, mental impairment, and developmental disabilities - not to mention poisoning the planet.
Nothing is going to change unless people wake up and start demanding that the tools we send to DC (ostensibly on our behalf) take real, concrete actions to reverse the ongoing ruination of the planet and its inhabitants. And this would include industry lobbyists not being appointed to leadership positions in the agencies that are supposed to regulate their industries.
Are the brains of the citizenry already too addled by toxins and chemicals to perceive the danger to the continued existence of our species and countless others? Or are our electronic devices and the endless stream of immediate trivia just too entertaining to break away from long enough to actually grasp reality and act?