The Janicek for Senate Campaign has recruited four young, talented minds to be the voice of our Climate Change policy. It is with great excitement that we introduce you to our campaign aides who individually and collectively, have significant interest in our (and their) future environment. Former and present Creighton University students Michael Galeski, Aidan Swanson, Sophie Green and Asha Martel have made it their business to not only be our voice, but also our experts for you on Climate Change.
We need to admit climate change is real. Just ask any of the Farmers & Ranchers in Nebraska. In 1910, Glacier National Park had 150 glaciers. Now, less than 30. The Himalayan Glaciers will completely disappear by 2035, that's only 15 years from now. Climate Change and its negative effects is not a recently propagated theory. The idea of emissions-induced global warming was first proposed in 1896 by Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist. Seeking to understand the cause of the Ice Ages, Arrhenius was able to predict after seeing the correlation between Co2 and the Ice Ages that “the enormous combustion of coal by our industrial establishments suffices to increase the percentage of carbon dioxide in the air to a perceptible degree". We are seeing his 120-year-old predictions become our reality today. Policy makers have systematically avoided addressing it because it is not politically convenient. Enough. We need a paradigm shift in Washington, leaders humble enough to defer to the scientists who actually know what they are talking about. And what they are talking about isn’t being reflected in policy.