How about if we simply agree that migrating away from fossil fuel is the next great industrial revolution on our world history? Can we agree that we should move forward, not backwards? Should we reach a consensus on embracing new technology?
Emissions is just a piece of the puzzle. Cutting dependence on oil and gas, the essence of balancing the environment, does so much more than clean the air. How about its value of moving energy production back into local communities--along with it, keeping the money and jobs at home? How about creating new jobs? How about inspiring millions of new inventions and start-ups? How about bringing historic, global collaboration to our world?
This shift works on every level, most importantly, economic and environmental. Let's stop the silly discussions and get on with the job of taking advantage of this moment--what has been described, accurately, as a 7 billion-dollar investment opportunity.