Letter to the Solon Economist

the-climate-reality-project-logoSome of us aren’t doing any soul searching after the 2016 general election.

Democrats lost, and as a Democrat that means something to me personally. Yet I know what I stand for and so do my friends and family.

Nothing about our beliefs was changed by the election of Donald Trump. If anything, we plan to work harder to advocate for what we believe is just.

Last week the president-elect and his daughter met with former Vice President Al Gore. Gore’s statement after the meeting was important as it pertains to mitigating the negative impact of man-made global warming and climate change on humans. It also applies more generally.

“Despair is just another form of denial. There is no time to despair. We don’t have time to lick our wounds, to hope for a different election outcome,” Gore wrote. “We have to win this struggle and we will win it; the only question is how fast we win.”

I share Gore’s optimism and so should people who care about leaving a better world for our descendants.

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