US349 - Get Less of our Energy from Carbon
We need a commitment to transition to a lower-carbon energy portfolio for the good of the economy, the environment and global security. Too many rogue nations who export terrorism pay for their mayhem with revenues gained from selling oil. If we make oil increasingly irrelevant, we’ll keep these hostile nations in check.
Preserving our planet is just as critical to ensuring a safe and bright future for future generations. With the future of our country, and indeed our entire planet, possibly at stake, now is time to turn our collective concerns about climate change into concerted action. We must work to prevent any future damage to our environment and world by developing new energy technologies and replacing fossil fuels with clean and renewable energy sources.
Most of us share the view of the vast majority of scientists who, having examined all existing evidence, have concluded that global climate change is real and is almost certainly caused by man-made activities. Our goal must be to cut greenhouse gas emissions and transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. In the process of moving our country to energy independence we can, over a period of years, create millions of good paying jobs. This is no small issue. The future of the planet, in terms of extreme weather disturbances, flooding, drought, disease and large-scale human migration, may be at stake. We must vigorously fight for environmental sanity and for energy policies that move us away from fossil fuels.
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