We are running out of time to solve the greatest challenge to ever face humanity. The threat that climate change poses will affect nearly every aspect of our lives including food and water resources as well as infrastructure, health, and national security. Shifts in global temperatures will cause mass extinction, rising sea levels, dramatic increases in severe storms, fires, desertification, and flooding. This is not the planet we should leave to our children. It is negligent to do nothing and immoral to continue the burning of fossil fuels, which is the single largest contributor to climate change.
Jennifer is a scientist who understands that politics as usual won’t work. We can no longer wait to take meaningful action. The United States can lead the way today by transforming our energy systems, infrastructure, and transportation, as well as investing in innovation, such as carbon capture technology. We will create millions of jobs by solving climate change. Upgrading our antiquated infrastructure and systems to sustainable energy sources will provide lasting environmental and economic growth.
“Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?”