Climate change is quickly approaching it's tipping point, and the world needs to make meaningful change if we want a fighting chance at preserving our Earth for future generations. Although the steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at an individual level are extremely important, they cannot change how businesses and governments contribute to the deterioration of the environment. Ultimately, federal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the the goal, but at this point it seems like a lost cause. Now we must turn to our local and state governments, specifically Monroe County, to enact legislation that will significantly reduce dependence on fossil fuels while maintaining a high quality of life for its inhabitants.
- A Climate Action Plan would
- Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050 at the latest
- Include studies of current carbon emissions and their impact
- Establish specific benchmarks to achieve our goals