We're inundated with a constant flow of projections of impending environmental doom. And then there's the political perspective that wants to deny global warming, man's role in accelerating it and the looming catastrophic impact — despite overwhelming scientific evidence.
But if you really care about future generations, you should, as Lyndon Johnson suggested decades ago, shake off the numbness of environmental apathy and take action.
Consider these comments from Gabriel Filippelli, an affiliate of the Indiana University Climate Resilience Institute.
"We know the solutions, but we're just talking about them and almost nothing is in place to enact those solutions," he said last week.
Hoosiers should urge state leaders to create energy policies that net air quality improvements by reducing industrial and road vehicle emissions, Filippelli added.
"We can't stop global climate change on our own, but we certainly have control over much of our local environment," he noted.