Climate change is the single biggest national security threat for the United States and the single biggest threat to worldwide industrialized civilization. We are already seeing the impact climate change is having here in California. Wildfires devastate our communities, leaving families in hardships and ruin.
I think about the future and the state we will leave this world in. It worries me. As our world continues to change, we need to create a system that prepares today’s generation and future generations to come. We are tasking these young individuals to solve imperative climate challenges that the world has never witnessed before.
We must act now to combat the effects of climate change in order to give the next generation a chance to succeed.
We have a chance to grow our economy and create thousands of new jobs by harnessing the power of green and alternative energy. In our home district, green tech innovators are at the vanguard of new technologies that will help us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lead the world in clean energy production.
The United States Congress must play a critical role in supporting these industries and maintain our competitive edge in the global economy, ensuring that windmill manufacturers, solar panel makers, and biofuel producers have the support they need to grow. We have to wean the United States from fossil fuels and curb planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions across our planet and in the workplace.
We must remove and replace carbon-based fuels with non-carbon-based fuels. This is imperative because the first step in curtailing the effects of climate change is slowing, and halting, greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Without such action, anything else is negligible. Economy is a noble goal, but not sufficient.
We all know that government spending stimulates the economy and spending creates growth that results in tax revenue for the spending to pay for itself. We must allow the federal government to invest in green tech and climate friendly infrastructure. This will in turn mobilize millions of Americans into professions that sets back the climate crisis. We will end up with a new economy that operates without pollution or fossil fuels.
Our economy needs a massive shift in a new direction and should not leave people behind by reorganizing and retraining our workforce.
We must promote and create jobs in a clean-tech economy in order to prevent a planetary catastrophe. Clean air, chemical free food and water standards are a basic necessity of America. We need investments in policies and projects that would change the way we design buildings, travel and eat.