We’ve heard a lot said about climate change in recent months. More studies confirming the fact that humans are driving climate change and validating our worries that if nothing is done to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions the impact on our Earth will be irreversible. And overall, the news has kind of bummed us out. Well us … and the other animals who we share this planet with, because climate change does impact them too!

As Green Monsters, we know that while the news is not so great in regards to the current status of the planet – that doesn’t mean that all is lost. Actually, we are happy to keep spreading the word about what we all can do to help lessen the damage caused by climate change. We know there are many awesome, crazy easy things we can do to help save Earth as we know it.

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And why is it so important for us all to take action? Well, because it turns out there are more than a handful of law makers who are not so ready to set aside their personal beliefs (*cough* corporate funded interests *cough*) in favor of making large-scale cuts to greenhouse gas emissions or increase renewable energy development in the United States. Yeah, we’re not so convinced by their blissful ignorance of the “science” causing climate change, either.

But of course, we have to remember that humans aren’t the only species on the planet who are affected by climate change, so we deferred to the animals of the world for this one. Going through the top hits of the many, varied, creative … and not so creative, reasons that some politicians give for not acting in favor of the planet, we brought in some animals for backup – and it looks like they’re none too impressed.

1. Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

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2. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

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3. Congressman Steve Stockton (R-TX)

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4. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

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5. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

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6. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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 7. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) … oh, and he’s set to take over the Environment and Public Works Committee in January. NYTimes

What You Can Do

For the sake of these exasperated animals … and many exasperated humans, don’t be like these politicians. Learn what you can about what is happening to the planet and how our everyday actions effect the other creatures we share the world with.

Check out these awesome resources to help you along the way:

Lead image source: Favim

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