If you’re waiting for the White House to change its stance on climate change, you’ll be waiting a long time. And whatever the oil companies say publicly, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep the crude and the profits flowing.
So it’s down to you.
Can you cut your driving by 20%? If every American citizen who believes climate change is a threat were to spend 20% less time on the road, it would cause a huge reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It would also send a message to Big Oil that we want a faster transition to renewable energy. When their profits start falling, they’ll start listening.
So could you take public transit to work one day a week? Or car pool with someone you know? Instead of driving to the park this weekend could you ride your bike? Instead of taking that epic road trip this summer, could you scale it back a little and go some place closer to home?
You can wait for the government or Big Oil take action, or you can take matters into your own hands.
Stopping climate change starts with you.