We just came out of the hottest year in history. Extreme weather has cost lives and billions in damage. A new study predicts that sea levels may rise by more than three feet by the end of this century and the frightening trend of rapidly melting ice in the Arctic means that the entire planet will be affected by changes in climate patterns.
There is no time to wait.
If we take climate change and rising sea levels seriously, we need to continue to invest in clean energy like solar, increase energy efficiency, and make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. We must seriously reconsider plans to drill in the Arctic, which further endangers the fragile ecosystem of the Arctic.
With a focus on clean energy, we will create more green jobs, more resilient cities, and a more robust economy as a result.