With each doom and gloom report that scientists put out about climate change, I repeat the words of Captain John Paul Jones from the American Revolution: “I have not yet begun to fight.”
In the 1970s and 1980s, Republicans, Democrats and even Exxon agreed that the world needed to cut greenhouse gas pollution and that America needed to take the lead. And then they didn’t. What does it mean for today’s fight to save America’s climate?
You don’t need to be a certified Son of the American Revolution or even a white person or a man to find relatable role models from 1776 for America’s most important fight today, the clean energy revolution.
Despite the ever more dire warnings from scientists and the signs of destruction clear to ordinary people, certain fossil fuel company executives continue to profit off of making the climate crisis worse.
One of the sneakiest things that a utility company has done in years to promote a fossil fuel project and throw dirt on solar power: Entergy paying fake supporters $60 to demand a dirty energy power plant instead of more solar power.
To make America’s energy market fair to solar power, we need Congress to remove advantages for fossil fuels. And to do that, we need bipartisan action. A book by two former Congressmen shows how to get it.