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Climate Change Kills Dozens In Paris

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After the horrible events in Paris, all I feel is despair. I’ve been warning people about the dangers of climate change for years — decades — yet no one will listen. The evidence is staring you people right in the face, yet you won’t allow yourselves to see it.

“Not all weather is climate change,” you blind fools insist. “Plenty of atmospheric phenomena are completely benign and never hurt anyone. How can you judge an entire group of weather events by the actions of a vanishingly small few?” No matter how many times it happens, we hear the same old excuses. Again and again and again.

And now, all your delusional thinking, all your inaction, all your willfully blinkered ignorance has led us to this. Ted Johnson, Variety:

In the wake of the [CENSORED] in Paris, former Vice President Al Gore suspended a 24-hour climate change webcast, based in the city, which started on Friday.

The webcast, called 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth, started at 9 a.m. PT and was scheduled to end at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Gore anchored from a studio set up at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, but went live to express his condolences.

“Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth,” he said. “Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France. We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured.”

Such is the menace of climate change: Even Al Gore has been forced into hiding. Reality has been made to submit.

I don’t know what the answer is. All I know is that climate change isn’t going to stop just because you ignore it or try to wish it away. This will keep happening. More people will die. More innocent lives will be changed forever.

Climate change must be stopped.

Maybe this time you’ll listen.