In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.
Uncertainty in exactly how something happens does not translate into uncertainty that it is happening. There is no rational basis for denial of the reality, or the risks, of global warming. And there is no excuse for ignoring it.
As we all face moments in our family, our nation or on our planet when neighbors are going through a living hell, we need to work harder at giving enough comfort and support to mourners in catastrophe.
It could be difficult for human civilization to survive a global catastrophe like rapid climate change, nuclear war, or a pandemic disease outbreak. But imagine if two catastrophes strike at the same time.
When tsunami alerts reached the coasts of so many different countries, it inevitably triggered a feeling that challenged everything that was known, as we collectively faced the uncertainty of the future.
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry, met with media to discuss the explosion on Wednesday afternoon. Landry said, "I have not been sugarcoating this. It is premature to say it is a catastrophe, but I will say it is serious."
This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.