Citing what she called the "historical lack of political will to respond adequately to the urgent and dire acceleration of global warming," a judge in Washington state handed a group of eight young petitioners a landmark win this week, ordering the Department of Ecology (ECY) to consider statewide reductions in carbon dioxide emissions based on best available science.
This made my day.
What a beautiful photo of beautiful youngsters with beautiful energy and minds! Every contribution to this effort to turn this ship around is a blessing. Thank you! Here’s an aphorism to tuck away somewhere for the journey - you undoubtedly already know it:
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
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Way to go, kids! Keep it up, we so need you.
My congratulations and sincerest condolences kids. Congrats on winning at the minor league (State) level. Just wait till you make it to the big leagues (Federal Level) though, and have to start dealing with the real loons, Inhofe, Cruz, Graham, McCain, Boner, Scalia, Thomas, Alito etc. etc. etc… These guys still think that the Sun orbits around the Earth and that the moon is made of green cheese! Remember these are the people who believe that if you sail too far in any direction you will fall of the earth! This is all Ronald Reagan’s fault for emptying all of the loony bins back in the early 80’s. Nobody new what to do with them, so they elected them to the Federal Government! Brilliant!