Climate Change Effects Health, Renewable Energy Ready Now
The EPA finds climate change will have a “substantial” impact on human health [ark | search] in the coming decades; worsening wildfires, hurricanes, smog and summer heat waves. Perhaps then we should do more than talk about the problem. Thankfully Mr. Gore is doing just that, and has unexpectedly called for the U.S. to produce all its electricity from carbon free and renewable energy [ark | moreark | more2ark2] in ten years (sadly seemingly still including untested “clean coal” [search]). Yet this is an ambitious, creditable and worthy goal that would seriously mitigate climate change, and thus should be supported. And frankly, given his prestige and repeated deep expressions of concern, a grand substantive gesture like this was overdue.
Our recent alert, suggesting Mr. Gore was not being ambitous enough in pursuing sufficient climate action, grew from a perception that given all the accolades and positive awareness building, there was more Mr. Gore could do in terms of calling for and organizing tranformative change. Apparently he felt this as well. The timing of the alert and the positive lifting of campaign goals by Mr. Gore are coincidental, yet given this positive development, we have decided to retire the alert. Yet, let's be clear, climate solutions depend on both personal AND social change. Thank you to all that participated in emphasizing the importance of sufficient climate solutions to the climate elite. EcoInternet took a risk with this alert, like we do when we identify something as being important and under-reported, and perhaps in some small way together we reinforced the need for climate sufficiency [search].