Transforming the U.S. (and world) economy to renewable energy is a global challenge. It is an essential requirement for humanity to survive on the planet. It is not an option, but a necessity instead. It isn’t something that can be put off another 40 years as President Obama has tried to do. It demands immediate attention.
Hillary Clinton indicated yesterday that she gets it.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said action on climate change and renewable energy will send a signal that the "U.S. can still do big things".”
For those who put emphasis on climate change as the driver, that is misplaced. Surely we must be motivated to clean our air and water as it is already greatly polluted and poisonous. Yet, the fundamental appeal must be to citizens of the world who seek economic sustainability. An economy that is dependent on fossil fuels is unsustainable. We’re running out of supply, and while we burn it, we’re killing our ourselves in the process as if we are chain smokers who can’t quit a killer habit. Our second hand behavior is killing future generations too.
All of that can be reversed through renewable energy as a catalyst for changing our economic model and embracing changes to improve free world economies while inviting laggards to join in. Frankly, that’s what can fill the future with hope and incentive more than gloom and doom from fighting terrorists.
When the free world embraces a model for the future that includes renewable-driven sustainable economies, it has a winning alternative to retro psychopathic tyranny.
A couple of things must happen at once:
- Achieve domestic energy independence at once. (Wake up President Obama and Congress by protesting at their gates until they effectively address this essential requirement as if our national security depends upon it.)
- Initiate aggressive transformation to replace fossil fuel energy production with all renewables. Time is wasting and we are playing catch up.
By doing these things we can improve our image as leaders while developing solutions that can help the world pull itself up by sustainable bootstraps.
“Clinton: 'US can still do big things'
By Laura Barron-Lopez - 09/04/14 07:52 PM EDT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said action on climate change and renewable energy will send a signal that the "U.S. can still do big things".
The likely 2016 Democratic front-runner, drove a hard line on the need to pursue clean energy sources to help mitigate climate change and spur economic growth, asserting that the U.S. can become the "clean energy superpower our world needs."”