And it doesn't mean they have to pull a wagon through the country. The couple told students if something is important to them, they can write a letter to their legislator, for example.
For the family, there's no question that the Earth is getting warmer, they told the Courier. Even reports that were debunked in the past have now been reproduced, and peer reviewed, saying the world is in trouble. The current president needs to do more to lower America's use of fossil fuels. Barack Obama has pledged to reduce carbon emissions 18 percent by 2020, but that's not even close to what is needed by this and other nations, the couple said.
At some point, the Earth will be so impacted by environmental destruction that it won't be fixable by humanity, Gavain believes. Now may be our last chance to stop harming the atmosphere. He and his wife want people to know that — right now.
"When we understood what was happening, we had to do something," Dana added.
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