For Immediate Release
by Chad Kister
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s blatant anti-environmental, anti-fact stances on
drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and denial of the impacts of
climate change on polar bears and the
Politicians, the media and the general public fail to see the severity of the threat that climate change poses. We need candidates like Obama and Joe Biden who have a solid track record of voting for renewables over the interests of the fossil fuel lobby. That is our only hope, in the country with the largest greenhouse gas emissions per capital in the world, of some real change that can save both our country and our planet from massive, permanent destruction.
A constant barrage of hurricanes; far in excess of what would be expected – is the very kinds of effects that is expected from climate change. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he has never seen a time when the Federal Emergency Management Agency was stretched so tight with so many climate change disasters.
warn that the Arctic pack ice has retreated to historic lows, and is expected to
continue to retreat, with an ice-free
Palin’s opposition to listing the polar bear as threatened, despite the clear scientific basis behind it that even the Bush Administration had to go along with, shows how out of touch she is with reality, and why voting Republican is voting for the mass murder of future generations through climate change.
Kister is the Author of Arctic Quest: Odyssey Through a Threatened Wilderness Area; Arctic Melting: How Climate Change is Destroying One of the World’s Largest Wilderness Areas and Against All Odds: The Struggle to Save The Ridges. He is also the producer of the 2006 film, Caribou People. The second edition of Arctic Melting is coming out soon, with 100+ more pages and thoroughly updated throughout.
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