This past Monday, several Hurricane Sandy survivors gathered in front of the White House, hoping to get Barack Obama's attention.
Their sole goal was that of convincing the country's President to roll out strategies and policies aimed at tackling climate change and global warming as soon as possible.
As previously reported, several researchers warn that both Hurricane Sandy's
and the Nemo blizzard's
aggressiveness can be linked to global shifts in terms of weather conditions.
Since said shifts are a direct result of climate change and global warming, it need not come as a surprise that the country's residents are very much concerned about how these two ongoing phenomena will ultimately impact on their lives.
According to Huffington Post
, the Hurricane Sandy survivors and the greenheads who gathered in Washington DC at the beginning of this week delivered a total of 280,000 signatures to president Barack Obama, all of them asking that he take appropriate measures in terms of improving on the country's ecological footprint.
As explained by Brad Johnson, an environmentalist currently working with a green-oriented group named Forecast the Facts, “We're here to deliver over 280,000 signatures to President Obama asking for climate action now.”
“The president needs to make it clear he recognizes the need for action on climate change in the State of the Union address [on Tuesday], and the clearest way to start is rejecting [the] Keystone XL [pipeline] and rebuilding New York and New Jersey,” Brad Johnson went on to add.
The same source informs us that, apart from these 280,000 signatures, the protesters who visited the White House this past Monday also brought Valentine's Day cards pieced together by several children whose homes had been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“I love the earth,” one of these cards allegedly read.
Following this protest, some of the people who took part in it were given the opportunity to have a talk with officials working with the Sandy Recovery Task Force and with representatives of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
“The officials there were respectful, but we won't know the results until the White House acts,” Brad Johnson commented with respect to this meeting.