We’re in the Endgame Now
Green research and technology is going to save our planet. We need to act on it. That’s the goal of the Green New Deal. Our lives are being saved by the development and adoption of new sustainable energy. It is not a political nor environmental agenda. It’s a pragmatic plan to combat climate change. It’s about saving the planet.
A few months ago, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Spain. It was there to discuss the Sustainable Energy Goals, which were adopted by all countries in 2015. This ambitious plan outlines the world’s role in the fight against climate change and its future. The key part of the plan is a shift from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, as we’re all familiar with the deadly air pollution that is produced by fossil fuels. Our lungs are affected by these toxic substances. Our health is threatened by them.
The idea of making the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by the end of the century has a number of advantages. It’s obviously better for the environment, but it’s also better for the economy because it’s less expensive to generate renewable energy from the trees and grasses that help us grow our crops. Our health is improved by it too. Regardless, the problem still remains that we’re still burning fossil fuels for energy. That’s unacceptable.
The Green New Deal, as it stands, is just a blueprint. It doesn’t address many of the specific challenges facing our world, but it provides a direction us humans can take if we so choose. The core message is that we need to confront climate change head-on. But it is also not about an individual, or small company, or a market. It’s about standing up for the rights of people to make choices in the fight against the climate crisis. It’s about standing up for the environment and for the rights of future generations. It’s time for the world to move on the right path. We can’t afford to wait. The global emissions reduction target for the Paris Climate agreement needs to be met. But the solutions are simple. Our future is at stake.