Do you *really* think climate change doesn't affect you?
April 25, 2017
It's kind of like thinking about the wind: we are so monkey-minded, when we don't *see* something, we don't really believe it exists. (Of course, when you see the wind blowing plastic bags into trees, that's proof the wind exists: but that's another blog post.)
A professor and director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Jonathan Patz, agrees: "I think Americans consider climate change as an 'over there' problem or confined to poor countries," he told CNN.
George Mason University, located in Northern Virginia, is doing their part to educate the population on how helping the environment is good for everyone, through the auspices of their Center for Climate Change Communication. Dr. Mona Safarty, the director of the Center's program on climate and health, helped "prepare a report, released last month by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, that mapped how climate change threatens the health of people across the United States and how those threats vary by region." Jacqueline Howard of CNN reported on this article in great detail; I urge you to check out the links above and find out for yourself what's in store if we do not get our acts together soon and revive Mother Earth before she enters her death throes -- and takes us along with her.