The public must be consistently, thoroughly enlightened about dangerously mounting threats to the vital connections between environmental stability and human prospects — including public health, the economy, and food supplies.

Greenhouse gases ravage the Earth’s climate while fossil-fuels and toxic chemicals continue proliferating, as reckless U.S. policies dismantle protections for forests, water quality and endangered species.

Current trends and practices are a tribute to short-sighted opportunism and self-destructive negligence that brazenly defy facts and well-documented science.

What fools we mortals [can] be.

Although a well-informed public doesn’t guarantee successful political outcomes, in a genuine democracy they are impossible without it.

David Kyler

Center for a Sustainable Coast

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