It’s a well-known fact that we face a crisis in our environment. Global warming – or “climate change” as it has become more popularly known – is now proven to be an extant phenomenon posing a real danger of disaster to our society and that which we will leave our children. Worldwide temperatures are rising, and with them the danger of agricultural irregularities (which could bring about famine) and disruptions in the natural ecosystem. As a consequence of the warmer climate, sea levels have been rising, posing the risk of global flooding across coastal areas. Some people like to pretend this isn’t going on, but denying reality helps no one.
Human civilization and activity, we also know, is at least partially responsible for this warming. Reckless pollution of the environment through blind pursuit of the cheapest energy and manufacturing processes has brought us to the brink. No one is suggesting the problems are simple, as millions of people work in the energy sector and related industries that contribute to the environment issues we face, but it is possible to address the crisis without wreaking economic havoc on our society. In fact, if we play our cards right, we can all benefit from the changes that should and must be made.
One of the first steps we must take is to turn away from non-renewable energy sources. That’s “turn away”, not “drop overnight”. Improving our energy generation habits is a gradual process that must be approached carefully and delicately, with ample time given to allow our economy to adjust. But there are some important steps that we should take to begin the process.
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente knows what must be done. For one thing, he understands that we should be incentivizing technological innovation in energy production, rather than punishing the absence of such innovation. He believes that creativity and success should be rewarded and encouraged, not regulated and fined.
Most importantly, he knows what this will do for our economy and our society. We can inspire the private sector and universities to work together to bring about the advances we need. We can stimulate a more positive interest in solutions rather than expending funds on meaningless compliance. Doing these things in order to address our environmental problems would make us safer, leaving us better able to tackle the problems of poverty, health care, and so many others.
Vote Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente for President in 2016!