Can You Tread Water? What Stands in Way of People & Companies Really Getting into Climate Change?

SITUATION:
Inertia and lack of interest are the main reasons energy systems have been slow to change their business model..
Inertia & vested interest groups usually have more at stake in maintaining the status quo than others have in changing.
New Yorker Author says that what stands in the way of making climate a priority is a lot of old-school politicians, trade-union labor, and some just plain establishment organizations.
Politicians think that bold climate action will cost them key states where fossil fuel is produced and marketed. 

SIGNIFICANCE:
Poll after poll after poll shows that the American people are hungry for bold climate.
Too many Democrats, Republicans, and local leaders still pay lip service to the climate crisis.

SOLUTIONS: SEVEN SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS that require change:
1
. Renewables
2. Solar
3. Energy Storage
4. Electric Grid
5. Electric Vehicles
6. Public Transportation
7. Energy Efficiency

See this link for action-ables in each of the 7 Solutions –https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/seven-solutions-climate-crisis?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=General&utm_content=solutions&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-Mrcr5ec6gIVFCCtBh0iQg3-EAAYAiAAEgLGe_D_BwE

STATS:
Alarm in the climate-science community because of new study suggesting that the planet’s temperature may rise even faster than feared.
See link and in-depth paper posted below.

SAYS:
“We have got to change.” “Maybe the company is set on shifting,” “We’re probably going to be in oil and gas for decades to come because how else is that eight-billion-dollar dividend going to get serviced.”-
Bernard Looney, the C.E.O. of the British Petroleum

SITES:
See 
STUDY: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/13/climate-worst-case-scenarios-clouds-scientists-global-heating

SOURCES:
What stands in the Way of Climate Change? 
https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/what-stands-in-the-way-of-making-the-climate-a-priority

 

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