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At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Last week, Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said climate change is not his top priority. “Yes, [the] climate is an issue and we are working to address it,” he told Reuters, while nonetheless downplaying recent findings by EPA scientists that detailed the size and time-sensitivity of the problem.

But Bill McKibben, author of the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, wants you to panic about climate change. He compares how people often talk about the health of the planet — as a vague, far-off risk — with what inspires people to actually take action in their own lives. “Imagine going to a doctor who says, ‘If you keep eating like this, some day your cholesterol will be too high.’ If you’re like most people,” he says, “you don’t change a thing. Bring on the cheese. But if the doctor says, ‘Your cholesterol is already in the zone where people have heart attacks — in fact, it looks like you may have had a mild stroke already’ — Well, that’s when you say, ‘What pill do I take?’”

McKibben says that the planet is already in that zone today — contending that, because we don’t worry enough about climate change, we don’t move to fix what’s wrong at the speed our planet requires. Watch his full argument in the video above.

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How to Win Like Elizabeth Warren: A Field Guide for the Democratic Party

How to Win Like Elizabeth Warren: A Field Guide for the Democratic Party

From the rubble of the 2014 election, a conversation has started about the future of the Democratic Party. Senator Elizabeth Warren is central to that conversation.

This week, we learned that Warren will be joining the Senate Democratic leadership as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. In this role — created specifically for her — she will help craft the party’s policies and priorities as well as serve as a liaison to progressive groups.

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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Holiday Party

Monday, December 16th, 2019 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Casa Margarita 145 S. Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL Click here for more information
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Campaign Kick Off and Fundraiser for Dagmara "Dee" Avelar

Dear friends, come join us as we support and celebrate Dagmara's campaign to be the next State Representative for the 85th district in Illinois! Fat Ricky's 12/11/2019 6:30 pm - ...
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Meg Loughran Cappel for 49th Senate District Fundraiser

Join Meg Loughran Cappel on January 14th! Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5-7pm 12 Handles Ale House 1827 Knapp St. Crest Hill, IL 60403
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Laurie Summers for Will County Coroner Kickoff & Fundraiser

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 5-7pm Scrementi's 3760 Chicago Rd. Steger, IL 60475   SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE Platinum Level – $1000 Gold Level – $500 Silver Level – $250 ...
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