Things are not going well there as you'll see by the video below. That's too bad for the American economy, for our prospects as world leader, and for our national security (even the US Army now believes that the geopolitical instability brought about by climate change will be one of the biggest threats to our security).
I make these points because some who read this blog don't believe in global warming. I do. But that's beside the point.
A worldwide transition to a renewable energy economy has other huge benefits too. Ask the people who are getting cancer from drinking tainted water downstream from coal mines. Ask the kids who get asthma from living near coal-burning power stations.
Whether American citizens believe in global warming or not, the rest of the world does. That means the rest of the world wants technological and industrial leaders in the race to renewable energy. You don't have to believe in global warming to know that you give the customers--the world energy market--what they want.
If the US is smart, we get the chance to sell the rest of the world renewable energy and we can stop depending on the unstable regimes which supply us oil.
So, if you want an energy system that will bring us jobs, national security while protecting the habitat that we depend upon for our health, happiness and security, join with me by asking President Obama to deliver that system. Ask him to make Copenhagen a success by clicking here.
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