As we are seeing today in California, “Britain has proved the doom-mongers wrong: economies can thrive while emissions fall…”
To me this makes obvious sense for two reasons: One, climate solutions generate new and lucrative industries, especially creating high-wage-high-skill jobs.
And two, a region avoids dragging the expensive anchor of a failing environment, for example how Miami is suffering the early stages of sea level rise. Municipalities and states can avoid very costly adaptation or even the relocation of settlements and even military bases, for example the eventual relocation of the Norfolk, Virginia US Navy base, the world’s largest as the Chesapeake Bay changes its behavior for the worse.
This piece is by Michael Howard of The Guardian. Now Lord Howard of Lympne, he is a former leader of the Conservative party, and served as UK’s environment secretary from 1992 to 1993
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Not sure where to start saving the planet (civilization, really)? Our Thesis Statement is: “Start by deeply knowing your personal Superpowers: ”
3) Use Your Voice and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a chance to vote, and never ever stop influencing your government and all businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level. It’s on you to lead the way with global warming solutions.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life… the time is now for climate change solutions.
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