An 18-year-old Inuit from Alaska sobbed through her congressional testimony before Edwardcommittee this morning as she described Global disastrous effects on her community. Of course, Rush Limbaugh didn't hesitate to attack her on his radio show today.
The Gavel has the video of her testimony.
Lockwood:...just through my lifetime I've seen so many changes in our communities that it just hurts, it's really scary to lose our tradition, our culture. We've been living here for thousands of years and it's not just that we're losing our food, it's losing our homes because we are spiritually connected and emotionally and physically connected to our homes. There are so many communities that are in trouble. It's an emergency, we need to take action now."
(Cheryl)Lockwood From St. Michael Village in Alaska, Cheryl Lockwood has taken a leadership role in her community on environmental issues. Cheryl has traveled the state of Alaska giving climate change presentations to her peers, and gathering signatures demanding action on issues of global warming. For all of her work, received the Alaska Conservation Foundation Denny Award for Outstanding High School Activism