“The White House has erased all mention of climate change from its website. . . State legislators rush to erase the topic of climate change from school science standards. Can anyone spell D-E-N-I-A-L? Or has that word been White-House-washed from the dictionary?
On the one hand, I get it. More than anything, even more than I wish for a self-cleaning kitchen, I wish that the rapid acceleration of climate change wasn’t happening. I wish that more destructive wildfires weren’t decimating our forests, that coral reefs weren’t dying, that storms weren’t growing more terrifyingly extreme, that permafrost wasn’t releasing gobs of methane as it melts, that rising seas weren’t threatening island- and coastal-dwellers, and that those mournful polar bears weren’t starving to death.
I wish we could eradicate all those things by modifying school textbooks.
I really do.”