Well, some still think so. Fortunately, the new head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee understands that global warming is not a hoax. Barbara Boxer, one of the Senators from California, is taking over that position.
Iâ€™m quite delighted, and not just because sheâ€™s my Senator. That does make it even better, of course.
Itâ€™s just so good to see a Senator who has the common sense to recognize the problems we are facing, rather than just turning around and calling it a hoax. So long, Jim Inhofe. Our environment wonâ€™t miss your policies and politics.
I know this isnâ€™t likely to cause miraculous changes in overall environmental policies. But Iâ€™ll take every improvement I can get, just to get things moving in Washington.
I look forward to seeing how things develop. Convincing both individuals and big business that something has to be done isnâ€™t going to be an easy job. Itâ€™s going to take a very long time, and there will no doubt always be those who are in denial. But we have to do something, to try. So very much depends on it.