Addressing the Real Crisis
It is good to see the large turnout of climate protesters at the Power Shift gathering in Washington. As important as the economy is at this moment, it is dwarfed in importance by the reality of the global ecological crises which looms. We will not be the first civilization to collapse due to climate change though on a global scale we will be the largest. Today's youth will have to deal with survival in the new and awful world we've created. Unless this administration takes on adapting our nation to the very different conditions we will soon be facing, there won't be a United States in another 70 years. No issue is more vital and it is intimately tied to the economy as well. Saving the system as it is may work in the very short term but it guarantees disaster down the line.