10/16/2012 04:13 pm ET Updated Dec 16, 2012

Climate Heroes Crash through Climate Silence ...

Consider ...

Consider ... the near silence amid the election campaign on climate change. Our present -- and our future -- is at serious risk; this is an all-pervading issue that relates to every element of society; and it is an arena of stark political difference that plays to Democratic Party advantage. And, yet ... crickets of climate silence.

Amid the silence, some politicians are actually doing what leaders should do: leading. They are speaking out on climate issues and crashing through the climate silence. Laying out climate challenges and highlighting the opportunities created by confronting these challenges. These politicians merit a simple title:

Climate Heroes.

There is a chance to bring to the fore that we want -- we need -- to see more Climate Heroes in our political class. We want -- we need -- more leadership in our political elite and in political offices when it comes to climate disruption.

Learn more about Climate Heroes here.