The Island President stars Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Maldives. Until Nasheed was deposed in what his supporters describe as a coup, he was a leading voice in the fight to stop global warming and rising seas which threaten his homeland.
With ALEC in the spotlight, what has still gone unmentioned is its longtime stealth campaign to scuttle state -- and federal -- climate change initiatives, despite the fact that a number of its corporate members publicly acknowledge that global warming is a serious problem.
Modern-day Cassandras have been sounding alarms about the risks of nuclear power for years, and those warnings, like Cassandra's, have fallen on deaf ears. Too often it takes a catastrophe to wake people up from their indifference.
When Kellogg's announced that it is moving to limit the deforestation caused by the palm oil it uses to make Girl Scout cookies, it represented an enormous achievement for two 15-year-old girls from Michigan.
Hey, it's winter, snow happens, and a cold snap doesn't prove anything one way or another. At least, don't shy away from telling people it's winter. You just might need to remind them when winter comes next year.