Rapid global warming is LONG SETTLED SCIENCE.
The new Republican Administration IS COMMITTED TO AN ATTACK UPON SLOWING GLOBAL WARMING - AND upon the hard-won fundamental American rights and values.
The New Administration does not represent the well-being of Americans. It represents the economic interests of the WEALTHY ELITE AND THEIR POWERFUL CORPORATIONS - and the cultural interests of the REACTIONARY RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISTS.
WE MUST UNITE AND RESIST ALL of the ATTACKS at EVERY LEVEL! We are in an utterly unique era in American history and we risk the greatest peril if we do not stand up and become much more active than in recent decades.
We must TAKE OUR LOCAL/REGIONAL SAFETY IN THIS NEW WARMING WORLD INTO OUR OWN HANDS, absent Federal support, by planning and implementing INFRASTRUCTURAL CHANGES BASED ON THE PRESENT & FUTURE HARMS OF GLOBAL WARMING. For example, anticipating more frequent, intense storms and sea level rise, we will redesign the physical and social infrastructure of our communities for greater safety in this new future (e.g., highways, bridges, culverts, waste water structures, etc.).
Looking ahead to the 2018 election, we must ACTIVELY SUPPORT THE 33 DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL SEATS up for re-election in 2018. The Democrat filibuster is our protection against much of the DANGEROUS LEGISLATION PROMOTED BY THE NEW ADMINISTRATION AND THE PLATFORM OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
We are not an America that denies global warming and its harms to our well-being.
We are not an America that demeans women, racial minorities, non-Christian religions, immigrant nationalities (we have become a great nation because we are a nation of immigrants!).
We are not an America that looks the other way at growing economic inequality and that does not care about homelessness, poverty, inadequate healthcare, quality education and a HEALTHY environment for all. Organize and RESIST!
The Trump Administration and the Republican Party has unequivocally demonstrated that they are the puppets of the fossil fuel industry; favoring policies that promote the profits of the fossil fuel industry – resting upon the DENIAL OF GLOBAL WARMING AND DENIAL OF ALL OF THE HARMFUL IMPACTS THAT ARE FELT ACROSS THE U.S. AND THE WORLD.
Since the new Republican leadership denies global warming, we will not get Federal support to reduce the increasing harm of warming to communities.
Therefore, we must act expeditiously locally and regionally, without National Government support (which is not the case in all other rich nations), to better protect our communities from the harms of global warming. This means planning for and implementing infrastructural changes of all kinds (e.g. roads, local emergency response, hospitals, social services etc.) – sharing the best practices with other communities across the nation and the world – for a warming present and future that consists of a continuously changing climate. Adaptation must begin NOW!
Looking ahead to the 2018 election for 33 Senate seats, we must begin now to help build support for the Senate electoral races. We must protect a large enough number of Democratic seats in the Senate to successfully deny the anti-American direction that the Trump Administration and the Republican Party want to take America. Nothing less than our founders’ dream of democracy is at stake!
We reject the movement towards rule by a wealthy class that values profit above all things including the well-being of ALL the American people. WE REJECT THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS AN AUTOCRATIC, AUTHORITARIAN (PERHAPS TOTALIATARIAN) SOCIETY! We want a Republic where government protects the rights and well-being of ALL the people! Working for the 2018 election must start NOW!
Central NY Citizens in Action, Inc., December 22, 2016: "At a news conference today, local representatives of NYRenews, a coalition of over 100 labor, community, and enviro groups across the state, came together to urge the Governor to stand up to Trump and show true climate leadership by including the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) provisions in his 2017 budget. "(Dr. Kenneth Mazlen shown speaking)
I will be widely available to speak (or organize meetings, conferences etc.) on the profound, harmful impacts of “de-regulation”, adaptation, global warming, and protecting our American rights and values.
The independence of an objective media is singularly important in defending against the concentration of AUTHORITARIAN power and the triumph of a regime THAT CONTROLS THROUGH ITS NORMALIZED LIES, i.e. PROPAGANDA.
I am actively writing and speaking on this issue - and how we can resist!
During the past few years, I have invested considerable funds doing this work. It is clear that this is going to be a long, constant battle. We cannot give up or give in! WE MUST WIN.
For this reason, I am requesting donations to partially cover expenses related to speaking engagements and meetings about WHAT WE CAN DO NOW.
Donations, large and small, would be so very helpful and appreciated.