The climate of our planet is truly in upheaval. Either we are going to try to correct some of the catastrophic problems, or suffer the well-being of our planet earth. Now, these climatic problems have their birth in air quality, wildfires, gas, and political factors. Yes, time and circumstance have caught up with the ecology, and town hall meetings are vital. The presidential candidates have ideas, plans, and remarks about this noteworthy condition. Let us examine their views, on this agenda toward a renaissance in our guardianship of the planet! It is not the goal to be punitive, nor malicious in our concerns- as to whether we feel the environment has been violated, but to remain vigilant in its repair and restoration, as we progress more in our scientific knowledge!
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Sanders wants to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into more sustainable energy resources. He frowns on the $135 billion tax breaks given to fossil fuel corporations in the form of tax breaks and subsidies!
ELIZABETH WARREN ON CLIMATE CRISIS: Elizabeth Warren has a climate change plan that includes the most vulnerable of society. Warren is a supporter of the Green New Deal, which commits to a ten year plan which sets a goal for net zero greenhouse gas emissions! At a climate crisis town hall meeting held on September 4, 2015 Warren shared, “We face record floods, wildfires, and extreme storms that rip apart whole communities. People are dying. There are billions of dollars in damage. The air we breathe and the water we drink are being poisoned by dangerous amounts of pollution.” No doubt, Warren is a caring citizen about our climatic condition.
JOE BIDEN ON CLIMATE CRISIS: Joe Biden has voted in the affirmative on regulations regarding air quality. He voted in placing strict regulations on smokestack emissions in a two phase program. This limited mercury emission by 38 tons! This program was the first of its kind to cap these toxic emissions. More recently, Biden has favored a policy agenda that would pay farmers to participate in using farm techniques that would store carbon in the soil! Moreover, he signed off on the No Fossil Fuel Pledge on 6/27. However, it has been reported he was slow to agree with activists- to swear off on not accepting campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests. Interesting!
After considering some of the comments and views on this important topic let’s not forget the words of Margaret Mead, as we go forward listening to the projected agendas of political views:
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”-Margaret Mead
Lastly, let’s not forget to read the important geological and climatic knowledge of scientific experts in the field, such as Allan Savory on Desertification. Now, that’s a view based on climatic experience in the field! Perhaps, the candidates can include him in their advisory committee on climate change! Yes, there are political factors, but the scientific ones are a political priority- and, Knowledge is power