Welcome to another early spring, another warm year, with more and more climate and weather disaster records broken.
If by now you don’t know the basics of global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, and the Kansas-like future of our state, I encourage you to connect the dots. And I ask you to think about our country’s future and our children’s prospects, including their economic well being. Our country’s energy economy is huge, and it’s now in transition from the 19th century to the 21st.
Who will benefit in the global conversion away from fossil fuel? China is on their way to winning this race, and the U.S. is slipping behind.
We need to take the lead in developing policies and industries that replace fossil fuels with renewable, clean energy. When we do, we’ll get a better environment and a better economy. This is a big deal and it won’t happen automatically.
It requires our action.
One idea: call or write one elected official, any level, any party, and ask them to do something to move us toward a new economy based on renewable energy.
You have power as a citizen. Please use it. Join the non-partisan group Citizens’ Climate Lobby to learn how.
Rod Fisher, Eden Prairie.