Poll: Who should be in the Environmental Hall of Fame?
Hall of Fame Nominees:
>Bill McKibben: He is the founder of 350.org , an international grassroots organization whose goal is to raise awareness about anthropogenic climate change, to confront climate change denial, and to cut CO2 levels to 350 ppm in order to minimize the damage from global warming. His weekly newsletter keeps followers updated on the latest research and issues in climate science.
His Award should be many new members, so please check out his newsletter.
>Kevin Cowtan and Robert G. Way: They found the ‘missing heat’ in the climate system, casting doubt on suggestions that global warming has slowed or stopped over the past decade.
Their Award should be the acclaim of having a link to their paper attached to every article which says: “Global warming has stopped”.
>The Candu Engineers: They designed the Candu nuclear reactor to run on thorium. The reactors are very fuel efficient and have been adapted to use thorium in existing reactors that already have regulatoryapproval. Award ??
>Sen. Bernie Sanders: He a strong advocate for reducing our carbon emissions. He told Senator Jim Inhofe; “The bottom line is when Senator Inhofe says global warming is a hoax, he is just dead wrong”, adding “The CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing, the temperature of the Earth is rising, the oceans are becoming more acidic,glaciers and polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising, and the the probability of severe weather events is increasing". Award?
Sorry about the multiple posts. I went back three times to correct errors in it posted them all.
- MarciaLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
Rachel Carson who wrote "Silent Spring" as we became aware that the American Bald Eagle was becoming endangered. The two became the spring board of the American environmental movement.
Judge Bolt who established Pacific Coast salmon fishing criteria and protections. In doing so, confirmed the Endangered Species Act and, was the first to consider entire habitat considerations.
Francis Lappe who wrote "Diet for a Small Planet", a bible for what became the organic and vegetarian movement of the 1960's through 1980's.