Climate ChangeEvery time I hear about another new record high air or sea temperature, I feel my heart break a little for my children and grandchildren. What is their future going to be like? Casting blame on past climate choices offers no solutions, so what’s to be done?
With an almost universal voice, climate scientists tell us we need immediate mitigation steps to drastically reduce our carbon footprint. This is extremely difficult in an oil-depend state like Alaska. Making the transition will take a lot of work and cooperation if we want to play our part in saving this planet for future generations. We need more implementation of sustainable technologies like solar, wind, geothermal, bore tides, and tidal energy.
On a very local level, if we are to build thriving communities in our neighborhoods, we need to change the way we have always done business. We must encourage business growth committed to promoting sustainability, and living wages while creating long lasting jobs for Alaskans.
It would be one of my highest priorities to join the Alaska State House to work on the climate crisis.