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President Obama’s call for climate action

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President Obama delivered what has been called “his most forceful push for action on global warming” this past Tuesday, June 25, 2013. What he called for is absolutely the right way to go. In fact, it has been the right way to go since the Jimmy Carter administration forty years ago when the exact same things with the exact same arguments both for and against were proposed.

A lot of political theatre has unfolded about President Obama’s call for action, just as it has every time the environment or climate showed up in the media since the 1970s. Maybe this time we will actually do at least some of the things that were called for back when flower children and miniskirts were new.

Had we not engaged in forty years of obfuscation and outright deception – brought to us by the same people who told us for decades that tobacco was good for us – the USA would own this vital lucrative economic sector instead of China and Germany as is the case now.

Had we started to do the right things back then, people would not now be dying and suffering untold other harm from the super storms and mega fires that now happen here with increasing frequency.

What will our planet look like in another forty years if we don’t enact the sensible measures that the president has put forward? How long will we survive as a species if we continue to dither in the facing of a pressing danger?

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The Big Belch getting notice

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Kickstarter staff chose The Big Belch as one of its picks in the comics category, and now it seems like some more folks are noticing. There are a couple new mentions recently, both from sites concerned about global warming. This is good as I’m mighty concerned about global warming too as are Monty, Maureen, Fletcher, François and Harold. Those Big Oil guys, not so much.

Thomas Schueneman of Global Warming Is Real wrote about The Big Belch  “…tells its story as a graphic novel, taking on the important issue of environmental destruction but doing it with humor, wit and a prodigious talent for weaving a good yarn. Help support Wood and her unlikely heros get their tale told, support The Big Belch on Kickstarter today!…”

Please help The Big Belch graphic novel project meet it’s goal. That March deadline will be here all too soon. Thanks!