Breaking news: General Motors announced it will cease production of fossil fueled vehicles by 2035. Amazon, Ford Motor Company, Citigroup among several others (a total of forty) have called on Congress to work with President Joe Biden to tackle the problem of climate change. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce who previously denied climate change issues, now supports a market-based approach to accelerate green house gas emission reductions across the U.S.
Locally, Barron Electric has joined 28 electric cooperatives to create an electric vehicle charging network across five regional states. This pivotal moment is encouraging for those that have been advocating governmental climate change action.
We hope that it is not too late to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Without action, climate scientists are predicting more and stronger storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes plus severe drought in some areas and torrential rains in others. We have and will see raising oceans, changing ecosystems, insect infestations and animal migration.
A bipartisan bill in the last Congress, soon to be reintroduced, is the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. It charges a fee on carbon with revenue distributed to households. Many economists agree that this market-based approach will stimulate the economy and create jobs. A detailed explanation of the act can be found at https://energyinnovationact.org.
Urge your members of Congress to support such legislation. There is little time to waste.