Fifteen of the sixteen warmest years on record have occurred in the 21st century. People, especially in living developing communities, and in arid and coastal zones are be incoming increasingly vulnerable.

With this as backdrop, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the Republican Party in the United States is the only major political party in the world that denies the scientific and public consensus regarding climate change.

Why?

It comes down to money. The GOP relies heavily on the hundreds of millions of dollars it receives from the fossil fuel industry.  It doesn’t pay to bite the hand that feeds you.

That is until it grabs you by the throat to choke you.

If you really think the government has neglected your health, or has put your economic security at risk, it’s time to stand up and be heard.

It’s Friday the 6th of January in the year 2017.

This is not normal.