“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fact that you're in the midst of a two-year severe drought.” - Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Source: Bill Moyers interview with Anthony Leiserowitz on Moyers & Company on January 4, 2013.
Extended Quote: from Anthony Leiserowitz:
"Climate change itself is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a rancher or a farmer in the Great Plains today, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fact that you're in the midst of a two-year severe drought.
You don't get to choose what you're going to plant. You don't get to choose what cows you're going to slaughter. In fact, we've just seen in Texas in the past year two million head of cow, cattle are no longer in Texas, they had to move them out because they couldn't provide the food and forage and water for them because of that drought.
That's not freedom, okay. You are literally not able to do the thing that you were raised and that you believe in as part of your culture because the climate has changed."
Even worse: hate big government, high taxes, wasteful spending, indecisiveness, high insurance rates, expensive food prices, terrorism, and people who are irresponsible? Then take action NOW to reduce the threat of climate change.
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