Every day, I read new and more heart-breaking news about the effects of climate change around the world. Here, for instance, is today’s headline: Web Link
It strikes me that we Palo Altans are in a prime position to take a leadership role in showing people elsewhere in the country how to reduce our carbon emissions and start taking actions to reverse the trend of global warming. We are, for instance, an affluent, well-educated, liberal-minded community seated in the heart of a technology capital, and many of us have children who will inherit the planet that we adults leave behind – whatever shape it may be in.
What keeps us as individuals from doing more to prevent this (theoretically) preventable disaster from occurring? There are so many little things we all could be doing – not to mention the bigger actions we could take – but many of us still want to ignore the problem.
Word is that we have ten years to do an about face on our carbon-emitting lifestyles. When will we start? What keeps us from starting today? I am losing sleep over this, and I would like to hear others’ thoughts on this.