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Why Now?

The world is starting to understand that we must act now to address climate change.

No matter where we each stand on the political spectrum, we are united in our belief that our work is more important now than ever. The President-elect has vowed to:

  • Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Dismantle the Clean Power Plan.
  • Double-down on building new fossil fuel infrastructure.

We have a short but real window of time to act. We have the knowledge, skills, and much of the technology we need to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising to catastrophic levels.

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In coastal Virginia, the amount of relative sea level rise surpasses almost everywhere else in the United States.
Photo Credit: Hyunsoo Leo Kim | The Virginian-Pilot

 

We can meet our energy needs through efficiency and conservation as well as solar, wind, geothermal, and small hydropower. Experts in policy, law, engineering, science, and technology know how we can structure the transition.

We have the solutions, but elected officials and the fossil fuel industry are not acting effectively and quickly enough to move our economy and our infrastructure away from fossil fuels and to clean, renewable energy.

We need the voice of the people to demand that we transition now, as rapidly, justly and as fully as possible.

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