The planet's speaking -- and it's angry - Bob Keeler
People: This is your planet speaking: Listen up!Jack Handy quotes
That's what I feel like screaming as I navigate my way through the aftereffects of Sandy and the nor'easter.
The other primal scream running through my mind is a message to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chief climate change denier in the United States Senate: "Hey, senator, how about buying a house on the South Shore of Long Island?"
...Tom Friedman, the New York Times columnist, likes the term "global weirding" to describe what's happening and what's coming. So do I. And what we're experiencing right now is just an overture to the loud, raucous, percussion-heavy climate symphony that lies ahead for us.
Our planet is a delicately balanced system, a single living organism, and it's speaking to us now, saying: Enough, already!
...If we never put another ounce of carbon [sic] into the air, what we've done already will give us monster storms for years to come.
...when climate change deniers, like Inhofe, cry hoax, our response should be: "Hoax, schmoax! Remember Sandy!"
Bob Keeler is a member of the Newsday editorial board.
“We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me.”