From the climate change frontline as Trump becomes president

The British newspaper, The Guardian, has consistently been one of the best sources of journalism related to our environmental crisis.

Today, on the Guardian website:  “With climate sceptics moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on climate change – and what we can all do to help save the planet.”  There are already lots of fascinating stories there.

I am really grateful for this effort.  Not only is the information great, but this highlights that we cannot allow efforts to continue to deny climate change, especially on the eve of the inauguration of a new administration that indicates it will continue and expand policies that put profit ahead of our environment.

This is a model of a good approach to the conflicts that are probably coming from the new Republican administration.  Focusing on people’s stories of success and spreading useful information like this, working on the positive.

Transitions are rarely smooth, and our global movement away from fossil fuels will face increasingly desperate moves to resist these changes.  Fortunately, the renewable energy industry is taking off, producing large numbers of jobs, and the cost of renewable electricity is rapidly falling below the cost of electricity produced by fossil fuels, so the market will seal the fate of fossil fuels.

A lot of fascinating information continues to appear on the Guardian website during this 24 hour presentation.



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