Updated: Feb 5
The climate crisis presents the greatest engineering challenge the world has ever faced. A Green New Deal will allow us to rapidly transition to a zero-carbon economy while leading by example on the world stage.
The climate crisis presents the greatest sociological and engineering challenge in human history. We must transition our economy to emit zero carbon & actively sequester it in the next decade; this means becoming carbon-neutral by 2025.
To do this, we will create millions of good-paying, union jobs overhauling transportation systems, rapidly replacing internal combustion vehicles with zero-carbon alternatives, rebuilding our energy grid, redesigning cities, and finding new ways to produce food.
We don’t have much time to prevent a global temperature rise of 2 degrees C, so effective international collaboration will be critical.
Saving our global ecosystem will require a Green New Deal, changes to our collective lifestyle, and worldwide cooperation the likes of which we’ve never seen. It’s time to get to work.
Photo by Violet Rae, 2020. Olympia Capitol Building Stairs; Teen Climate Activists. All rights reserved.