Move to re­new­able en­ergy, ef­fi­ciency

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My deep­est wish is that ev­ery Amer­i­can child and their fu­ture chil­dren will be able to see po­lar bears and their cubs liv­ing well on their po­lar cap of ice. I wish that sci­en­tists’ warn­ings about huge cli­mate changes ahead will be heeded by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, by the fos­sil fuel mega-cor­po­ra­tions, by the Amer­i­can peo­ple and by Congress. And since we al­ready have in re­serves five times more than is needed to kick us into cli­mate chaos, I wish Pres­i­dent Obama will stop all fos­sil fuel ex­plo­ration in our pub­lic lands, off­shore, in the shales, and in the Arc­tic and say no to the gooey toxic mix of ben­zene and tar. I wish our government would abruptly end ev­ery penny of sup­port for fos­sil fu­els and move us swiftly to re­new­able en­ergy and se­ri­ous en­ergy ef­fi­ciency. I fer­vently wish that mil­lions of peo­ple liv­ing along the coasts of ev­ery con­ti­nent will not be dis­placed by the ris­ing oceans.

CHADDEN HUNTER / DIS­COV­ERY CHAN­NEL

A mother po­lar bear and two cubs are fea­tured dur­ing the film­ing of Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel’s doc­u­men­tary se­ries ‘Frozen Planet.’

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