Courier-Journal: Turn a ripple into a wave

Jun 27, 2017 | In the News, State Press Clips, What's New

Tim Darst | June 27, 2017

As fast as our news cycles move these days, the short-sighted decision to pull out of the Paris Accords may seem like old news, but the negative effect of this decision will be reverberating for many years to come. The message this action sends from America to the world is loud and clear: “You’re on your own.”

And that’s where we all come in.  We don’t have to leave the rest of the world to combat global environmental problems without the help of Americans.

This is a moral issue.

We can and need to do something, because weather patterns, ocean currents, and the prevailing winds know no boundaries. The effects of climate change ripple around the world already, whether it is the frequent ozone alert days we experience in Louisville, or the sea level rise and frequent floods in Bangladesh, or extended drought and famine in Somalia.  We must advocate for renewable energy not only as a way to promote economic growth, jobs and energy independence, but as a pathway to a better, healthier quality of life for the human race. Read More

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