ClimateYou recommends that you read this article from CleanTecnica in its entirety. It is attributed to its composite Contributing Editor. The piece asks: Why are we subsidizing fossil fuels? It then convincingly shows that from economic, public health, and environmental perspectives, we shouldn’t be propping up a dying industry. Rather, we should be investing in clean energy from renewable sources like wind and solar. The article castigates the Trump administration for supporting the fossil fuel industry and for undoing most of the environmental protections implemented by the Obama administration. However, it fails to propose strategies to remedy this administration’s misguided policies.
Only two would seem to have any chance of success, given that mass protests in the streets are now effectively proscribed by the need to wear masks and practice social distancing in order to protect personal and public health. Readers can call or write their Senators and Representatives in Washington, urging legislation to end subsidies for fossil fuels and support for investment in a renewable energy economy. Alternatively, or additionally, you and all your network can vote for a change in November