Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse continues to be the leading advocate in the U.S. Senate for solving the climate crisis. His YouTube channel is worth a visit where you can see floor speeches like the one he delivered earlier this week titled Time to Wake Up. This was his 77th floor speech trying to push forward the need for climate change action and outlining many of the issues. The hyper-partisan issues highlighted (Republicans vs. Democrats) frustrate me incredibly. The two party system seems very broken and results in very little meaningful results. While I do not consider myself a democrat or a republican, it is clear that one party is well funded to ensure they keep their wagon hitched to legacy energy systems as Sheldon outlines.
Sheldon is married to an environmental activist / marine biologist, which is clearly a pretty exciting field. Props to the Whitehouse family for consistently demonstrating their leadership and genuine passion on environmental issues.