I drove to the pump the other day in 104 degrees of swelter, just to fill my tank with $7 per-gallon petrol. As I stood sweating, I contemplated the irony of paying this price for the very thing fueling our warming planet.
Fossil fuels power most of our transportation, our communities, and our homes. We’re paying a great price for our current Climate Crisis by depending on fossil fuels.
Climate change is a major challenge globally, and the consequences are impacting the world at a much faster rate than predicted. Most Americans live in a place impacted by a climate disaster just in the last year. Wildfires, extreme heat, floods, drought, and superstorms are ravaging our lives and threatening our financial future and food security.
This has led to many initiatives around the world, such as the United States of America, which has set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and produce electricity that is 100% carbon and pollution-free by 2035.
The US National Climate Task Force warns, “This is the decisive decade for the world to confront climate change and avoid the worst, irreversible impacts of this crisis.”
This is no fault of a political party or a single person. It’s our responsibility and a personal imperative to change our lifestyles now.
What can we do as individuals to contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions that fire this crisis?Continue reading “Powering Your Home With Renewable Energy Is Easier Than You Think”