In October of 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report and did something they'd never done before: demand action.
They declared that the governments of the world needed to launch a World War II scaled initiative aimed at retooling our energy and transportation infrastructure to cut carbon emissions by 45% in the next decade. Half our electricity infrastructure needs to be non-emitting renewables by 2030. Half of the car trips need to be fully electric vehicles, or not happen at all. Home gas use needs to be cut in half. Industry emissions: cut in half. We've got one decade. If we fail, we face catastrophic consequences.
The problem is global, but the solution is local.
Even if we get international treaties, even if we get a Green New Deal, we still need to restructure our infrastructure right here in Bloomington, Indiana. We can't wait for the national action. We have to get to work. Ten years is not a lot of time.
We know what we have to do.