There is a great opinion piece in the New York Times today about the finanacial industry’s movement towards divesting away from fossil fuels.  Amen!  Fracking ruined our home town and everything around it in West Virginia.  We lost our quality of life so that people can use single-use plastic items like bags, straws and water bottles one time and throw them away.  How insane is it that we have been trained to dispose of something designed to last forever, after one use.  It is destroying our world and all we have to do is boycott this stuff.  Please stop using it.

This article is worth a read.  It gives me hope but the real action is with us, who create the demand for this stuff.  Please stop.

 

A tower at Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Torrance, Calif. Credit Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s hard to be optimistic about climate action, not in a week when federal scientists reported that “the Arctic shows no sign of returning” to the “reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Not in a month when California’s wildfires show every sign of burning straight through Christmas. And not in a moment when the federal government keeps scrubbing basic climate information from its websites.

Read the rest of the story here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/finance-global-warming.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0