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There are few issues that scream NOW more loudly than the need for action to address climate change.

If news of the hottest July ever did not get your attention or this year's 27,042 daily temperature records set through August 5th did not get your attention or maybe the worst drought since 1956 did not get your attention then maybe this picture, from Climate Central's interactive tool showing July 2012, will:

Climate change is an issue that is important for our future: for our very survival ... not just for a better tomorrow but for any tomorrow at all.

Like the kids in the car asking their parents "are we there yet? are we there yet?" the answer is "yup, we're there". We can't kick the can down the road any longer because the road is flooded over by rising seas and the waves are simply tossing it back to us.

Famous geek rb137 in her post yesterday put it best:

We are past a tipping point with climate denial, and it is past time to demand solutions.
For our sake and for our children's sake, let's light a (metaphorical) fire under our legislators and make some real progress towards the better world envisioned in this political cartoon:

"Energy independence, preserve rainforests, sustainability, green jobs, livable cities, renewables, clean water and air, healthy children, etc. etc."
Fixing this is a win-win. Let's demand that our politicians spend some political capital and get it done.

And now a word from our sponsors:

Climate Change SOS Blogathon - August 20-August 24, 2012
Diary Schedule - All Times Pacific

Announcing the blogathon, Climate Change SOS Blogathon: Romney's Illiteracy & Election Vulnerability was posted on Sunday, August 19th by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.

It includes bios of our special guests, including lawmakers, scientists and activists.

The blogathon is being organized by Bill McKibben, boatsie, and Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse.

  • Monday, August 20

5:00 am: Climate Change SOS Blogathon: Could better analysis save humanity? by A Siegel.
8:00 am: Climate Change SOS Daily Report by boatsie.
9:00 am: Alarm bells on climate change as extreme weather events sweep the world: CCSOS by Martin Khor.
10:00 am: Climate Challenge: Two Questions For Mitt Romney by danieljkessler.
12:00 pm: Climate Change SOS Blogathon: Visions of the Future? by John Abraham.
1:00 pm: Why Climate Literacy Matters by Mark McCaffrey.
2:00 pm: Climate Change SOS: Are Americans Waking Up? by Jill Richardson.
4:00 pm: Ignore climate Cassandra at our peril by Mike Mann.
5:00 pm: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: CCSOS by Richard Heinberg.
6:00 pm: Climate change just isn't Santa anymore. by rb137.

  • Tuesday, August 21

8:00 am: Climate Change SOS Daily Report - Open.
9:00 am: Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT).
10:00 am: JanF.
11:00 am: beach babe in fl.
12:00 pm: Jeff Mears.
1:00 pm: jessc.
2:00 pm: Brain Kahn.
3:00 pm: Brenden DeMille.
4:00 pm: citisven.
5:00 pm: Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop.
6:00 pm: Open.

  • Wednesday, August 22

8:00 am: Climate Change SOS Daily Report by citisven.
11:00 am: Bill McKibben.
12:00 pm: Joshua Rosenau.
1:00 pm: Nichole Ghio.
2:00 pm: Peter Erickson.
3:00 pm: Heather Libby.
4:00 pm: Sarah Moffitt.
5:00 pm: Tom Athanasiou.
6:00 pm: TheFatLadySings - Tentative.

  • Thursday, August 23

8:00 am: Climate Change SOS Daily Report - Open.
11:00 am: Vanessa Meadu.
12:00 pm: Jeff Conant.
1:00 pm: Greg Laden - Tentative.
2:00 pm: Brian Kahn.
3:00 pm: Anne Peterman.
4:00 pm: James Wells - Tentative.
5:00 pm: Open.
6:00 pm: SolarMom.
7:00 pm: Pam LaPier.

  • Friday, August 24

8:00 am: Climate Change SOS Daily Report - Open.
10:00 am: Kelly Rigg.
11:00 am: Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA).
12:00 pm: Dont Just Sit There DO SOMETHING.
1:00 pm: Praenomen.
2:00 pm: Rachel Harris.
3:00 pm: Joshua Weise.
4:00 pm: billlaurelMD.
5:00 pm: Victor Menotti.
6:00 pm: Aji.

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Originally posted to Climate Change SOS on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by J Town.

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