While the planet burns, our politicians fiddle

“We are living in a world that is not just warmer than it used to be,” Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA, told The New York Times. “We haven’t reached a new normal. This isn’t a plateau.” Climate change is contributing to burning areas all around the world and hurting the local people. Though globally, this year has been the worst heat wave and fire season, we are seeing backward action from politicians, only increasing their support for high carbon emitting industries.