Greetings, my fellow rabble -
Let me state the problem first, then offer my proposed action and what it will take.
1) The problem: our government with the help of certain media seems to be in full-blown denial of our daily experience, as well as the science, of global warming. There is even more denial and anti-science politics and propaganda south of the border.
2) My proposed action: It is mid-December now, and as has been the case increasingly year by year, the weather is mild and above-freezing, not a snowflake in sight.
If this weather continues for another week and the forecast is more more of the same, I propose that all so-minded people plan to converge on our nation's capital for a Global Warming photo-op on Parliament Hill. Bring your bathing suit, sunglasses, lemon-aid... A couple of folks in polar bear suits would also add to the merriment. And we invite lots of media.
If we have a sunny day with no snow in Ottawa January 1, this could be an iconic moment, a great media event, a lot of fun, and a frontal assault on the claims of the deniers.
3) It will take: A Facebook site, a networking effort, a car pool, maybe some buses, swim gear, flippers, towels, sunscreen.
What do you say?