We must protect our environment and stop the use of fossil fuels altogether! We must make the switch to renewable. We must also not condemn those who work in the fossil fuel industry. Everyone from those who lay the pipeline down, to the operators at the distribution centers, all the way down to the gas station workers - all of them must be trained into the renewable energy industry. And on top of all of those jobs that are being saved by this method, the potential for more job growth is high. With the specialized technology comes a need for those who are able to repair things like solar panels and wind turbines. We also need people to figure out and plan which sources will work best with which regions, so there’s more jobs, as well.
“How will the U.S. pay for it? It’s too expensive!” Rebuttal all the nay-sayers…. Easy, we can cut spending in areas that we really don’t need to be spending extra on.. Say, defense, for example? Or we can demand that our wealthy politicians cut their pay and donate to the cause. There is always a way. People need to stop clinging to their bigotry and hatefulness of change and get with the program.
Divest from big oil. Water is Life. You cannot drink oil and eat money.