The North Shore of Long Island is a truly special place to live. Part of the magic is our proximity to Long Island Sound. After Super Storm Sandy, fish swam in my basement. Two houses on my street have been lifted up and placed on higher foundations. Sea levels are rising, storms are becoming more severe all from increased carbon dioxide levels.
Scientists, our military, insurance companies, governments all around the world recognize this fact. Ignoring the facts will lead to irreversible problems. It would be as if one ignored a cancer diagnosis. Climate change is not a partisan issue, it is not a choice between jobs and protecting the environment. Climate change is a threat to our way of life and needs to be met with the full force of America’s creativity, work ethic and ability to solve problems. Our elected officials need to know this. Tell them.