Conservative politicians and leaders have historically played a critical role in shaping and passing environmental policy; they should be brought back into the movement.
The Paris Agreement is a fundamentally conservative climate policy. It has broad bipartisan support among Americans and business. So why are we withdrawing and what harm will come from doing so?
Native and minority communities are rising up against injustice throughout the country, leading by example to address the most dire issues that lay before us. One young Alaskan Native in particular is working to help his community survive the brutal impacts of the fossil fuel industry.
I am not going to tell you who to vote for and I’m not going to enumerate reasons why one candidate is better than any other; it wouldn’t matter if I did. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to the elections that could matter a heck of a lot more: state and local elections.
While citizens failed to push for renewable energy decades ago, we can rectify that failure by fighting hard for clean energy today. Only by uniting as a powerful political force – instead of passive consumers – and working for the greater good will we bring about major energy transformation.