FRISCO — I wasn’t sure that I’d ever see this level of activism on climate change in my lifetime, but the message that global warming poses a clear and present danger — an existential threat — seems to be finally sinking in. Along with President Barack Obama’s direct language on climate in his inaugural address, the continued warnings from civic leaders, planners and scientists are adding up to an almost universal awareness that action is needed sooner rather than later.
The space where he normally stood was empty. The guitar he always played was silent. The guitar he always played was silent. At the first Sunday service at the evangelical Hope Chapel following the death of university police officer and co-pastor Garrett Swasey, the loss was palpable.