Are Our Emotions Preventing Us From Taking Action on Climate Change?
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Climate change should be treated as our mortal enemy, because it is. The United States must declare a full-scale war on climate change.
There is a practical difference in how you wage war on climate change. This war cannot be waged through combat. Rather, the government must implement a multi-pronged approach that will call for sacrifice and change from all members of society. The first step must be to price carbon to reflect the damage it does to the environment. This is the single most important policy that the government must implement. Our government will also need to make alliances with other countries, as we do in other wars, to join our collective struggle. The government will have to call on scientists, scholars, community leaders, and everyday citizens to assist in our collective effort for survival.
This society-wide mobilization must start with our government. We need our leaders to protect us. I call on the President of the United States, and our Congress, to declare war on climate change. Join me.