By Bill Maher
Here’s the latest report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean, a large group of marine scientists:
[Ocean acidification] is unprecedented in the Earth’s known history. We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure…The next mass extinction may have already begun.
In fact, oceans are more acidic now than they have been for “at least 300 million years.”
The culprit is climate change, of course. Even scarier? Oceans absorb the carbon first – they’re shielding us right now, to an extent, but they’re a harbinger for the damage to come on land.
A lot of liberals are calling for Elizabeth Warren to run for president – if not to win, at least to keep Hillary in line. But there have also been whisperings lately that Al Gore is back in fighting shape. Wouldn’t it be a good thing for public debate if he ran as a one-issue candidate? It could be redemption of sorts, since he barely mentioned climate change last time he ran for president, and that must wear on him.