Barbara O.

Location:

O Fallon, MO

Member since:

February 13, 2013

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Why are you interested in Climate Change?

I was in middle school on the first Earth Day and rallied several like-minded students to clean up a local park. I was an early believer in global warming's potential to reach a critical tipping point, past the point of no return. I don't think we're there (yet) but without bold, fundamental changes to energy policy and laws in the US and other nations, the slide towards the tipping point will only accelerate. I don't know what other bold ideas are out there other than reducing reliance on fossil fuels but am interested in learning about and supporting them in whatever ways I can. I come from the banking regulatory environment (please don't hold that against me...I escaped a 28-year career this past December) and know the government writing regulations on how to address climate change is not in anyone's best interests, nor will the end justify the means. Lastly, I am pretty freaked out about rising temps, loss of species, effect on the poorest people.

What do you hope to gain from participating in this group?

To meet other like-minded concerned citizens, and to learn how to respond to skeptics. Also, to learn more about what individuals, cities, and state/federal government can do to help convince fellow Earthlings that this REALLY needs to be addressed. Our kids' and grandkids' futures depend on it.

Introduction

Hi! Avid gardener and 'tree hugger'...insisted that my then-high school aged son go with me to see An Inconvenient Truth when it came out. I'm very concerned about the dramatic changes in weather patterns we're seeing and impact on our futures.


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