NWF’s Larry Schweiger Visits Yellowstone

from Wildlife Promise

What do you do if it’s 38 below zero outside? If you’re like me, you dive under the covers until the mercury at least climbs above zero. But the bitter cold didn’t stop National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger from heading out in Yellowstone National Park to get some spectacular wildlife shots:

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Larry then spoke to an audience at Yellowstone National Park about the urgent need for the Senate to pass clean energy & climate legislation:

Schweiger outlined the overwhelming evidence that thousands of peer reviewed scientific reports have documented on climate change, and showed startling images from around the world representing the toll global warming has already taken on this planet. He recently attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and urged attendees to put pressure on their elected representatives to pass comprehensive legislation.

At the end of his presentation, Schweiger displayed photographs of his grandchildren and made a heartfelt plea for Americans to assume leadership in the fight against climate change for the sake of future generations. “I don’t know a single parent who wouldn’t do anything in their power for the sake of their children. But yet we are leaving our children a dangerous inheritance with a rapidly changing climate.”

You can read much more of Larry’s thoughts in his book, Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth.