Communities across America are already paying the price of climate change, and its getting worse. There is no task more urgent. We are youth demanding an end to business as usual. We cannot continue to deplete the Earth of its last resources. Together, we must bring an end to the use of fossil fuels by the year 2030.
Solutions are here. Surprisingly, many solutions are profitable. And the solutions will make our lives better.
Wind and solar energy are now less expensive, safer, and healthier than nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas, and coal. A plant-based diet is less expensive than a meat-based diet and promises a longer and healthier life. We can create millions of jobs by upgrading America’s mass transit and power infrastructure. Reforestation creates beauty and ensures our health by acting as our most powerful and natural carbon removal. “Trees are humanity’s best ally to protect the climate,” Will told a reporter of Miami Today.
But the sand in the hourglass is running out. Forces of Nature joins other youth movements across the nation to bring about the action we need, now.
We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. --Jay Inslee