>Again last night, there was climate silence, as well as a competition of who loves coal the most.
Four years ago, that would have shocked and upset me, but last night, (after a little bit of yelling) I wasn’t all that surprised. In 2008, both John McCain and Barack Obama spoke about the danger of climate change. I and thousands of other young people across the US dedicated ourselves to electing Barack Obama, because we believed he had a vision for stopping climate change and moving our country off of fossil fuels. I was confident that President Obama had the power and the will to pass a climate bill, because: if you understand the danger of climate change, how can you not work to fight it?