July 16, 2017
By Lynn Goldfarb
"Support a 'clean energy' future with wind' (click here) gives eight reasons why “wind energy is a win for Lincoln County.” But local and statewide efforts will be too little, too late, to avert “catastrophic climate change that will create “global economic collapse,” followed by “societal collapse” (National Academy of Sciences).
We’re fast approaching the tipping point that would cause runaway global warming, destroying all life on Earth (Nature, the world’s most highly-cited peer-reviewed science journal). Scientific American: “Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change? Massive global greenhouse gas cuts must begin soon or it could be too late to halt global warming.”
The National Academy of Sciences says climate change poses “the most immediate and important threat to human survival.” Worst case scenario? The oceans boil dry (National Geographic).
We can avoid the worst effects of global warming if we act quickly and we can make a global transition to clean energy by taxing fossil fuels out of existence and giving all the tax money to the taxpayers. It’s been successful in British Columbia for eight years now. It’s lowered taxes and energy bills. It’s projected to increase U.S. GDP over $75 billion annually (CitizensClimateLobby.org).