Heartfelt words from our #YEARSproject correspondent #iansomerhalder about #climatechange, @yearsofliving and #hurricanekatrina. ・・・
#Repost @iansomerhalder: Right now I’m looking out the beloved Lake Pontchartrain, where the bayous empty and my roots run the deepest. I can’t imagine standing on top of this beautiful and rich soil ten years ago today… If I had been standing here, I would have been taken in a rush of angry Gulf water and the deathly swirling winds of the one of the greatest natural disasters in The United States’ history: Hurricane Katrina. To those who lost their lives, their loved ones, their homes and their souls I am terribly sympathetic but also empathetic. This is my home as well and my family lost a great deal along with you. While the world watched as people died,begged for help and safety an indifferent government waited to help. The people of Louisiana and the world united to help, save and heal the affected. I’m forever grateful for those who donated personal resources and or came from near and far to help those in need. It was a terrible time in life, hopefully never be relived again. There is a bright side though. We can take a stand together to help rid our future of these very types of catastrophes My only hope is that we recognize that storms such as Katrina or Super Storm Sandy that destroyed the East Coast, will continue and increase becoming our norm if we do not admit that rising oceans temperatures due to man-made climate change is real. That by sequestering carbon and producing oxygen we can slow this runaway train that we call climate disruption. It’s up to us: individuals, scientists like Allan Savory, corporations like Tesla and Ryot.org aka @ryotnews schools, governments and programming like @yearsofliving aka Years of Living Dangerously. Watch it, do the research and see the obvious and credible scientific data. It’s there- WE DID this and WE CAN stop this. I think we all can agree that super storms suck and that indifference makes one an accomplice to robbing our children of a healthy future and ridding the future of sustainability for modern man….