Get ready to fight for the environment |

Get ready to fight for the environment

Carly Wier, Leadville

I drove to work in silence Wednesday for the first time in months. It felt good – no campaign commercials. On the surface, it felt just like any other day in the past five years. But this day was very different.After the election, I mourn the loss of our wild places. I mourn the loss of entire species and habitats. And I mourn the loss of communities and humans who will be displaced by global warming.Already, this administration has waged the largest attack on environmental protections in our modern history, ignoring the science of its own staff and the global community and the bipartisan efforts of their predecessors.Learn to speak to your elected officials. Get ready to find out how to work the system that seems to only listen to corporations. Find out how to discern sound science from packaged phrases.If you want your grandchildren to see an Alaskan rainforest, if you want to eat seafood without dangerous levels of mercury, if you want to drink clean water and if you want to leave this world a better place than you inherited, then get ready to fight. It’s going to be a very long four years.

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