my sadness turns to guilt + anger, when i think that our desire for more and more gas and oil is causing damage to our beautiful shorelines...not to mention influencing climate change. climate change is something we can feel and experience...hotter and hotter temperatures year after year, rising seas, stronger storms, drought, depleted species, more and harder to control fires. it's no longer a far off problem that touches someone else somewhere else.
we need widely adopted renewable energy sources...not more offshore drilling.
i don't really want to talk politics here. individual choices like choosing less, decreasing our waste, choosing organic, and turning down the air-conditioning (meaning turning up the temperature) are so important. each choice is a vote for a cleaner environment, a planet capable of sustaining our children and their children, and a safe home for diverse species. our voices and votes do matter, so let's make all of them count.