It’s not just a binary choice between “hoping for the best” and “preparing for the worst.”
Countries and communities around the world are transitioning to low and lower-carbon economies. Large and small corporations and businesses…
It’s not just a binary choice between “hoping for the best” and “preparing for the worst.” Although I think both should be factored into our thinking. There is also recognizing reality and doing what can be done.
Countries and communities around the world are transitioning to low and lower-carbon economies. Large and small corporations and businesses are doing the same, as are individuals. Is it enough to meet the targets the UN and other organizations talk about? Realistically, I don’t think the world is in the fast lane on this.
Still, a lot of progress is being made. Whatever is being done helps move us closer to what needs be done. Today’s reality is Earth’s warming — whatever the cause — is harmful to the health and welfare of the nation and the planet. Something can be done about it. The lower the emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases the better off we are.
I started in the clean energy/climate fields over 35 years ago. When I started solar, for example, was something tinkers in garages were doing. (Not quite that bad.) NOW, renewable energy sources, e.g., wind and solar, are being added to the US power grid faster than any other energy source — that’s including natural gas and coal.
The growth of clean energy technologies may have been kickstarted with government subsidies — much like any of the fossil fuels. Today the growth is mostly a function of economics. Wind and solar are price-competitive, in addition to being good for the environment.