Why The Climate Fight Will Turn In 2018
Nine Reasons to Be Optimistic About Climate Change in 2018; Amid all the awful news are some points of light.
Geoff Dembicki, December 28, 2017 (Vice)
“…Buried in the avalanche of depressing news [about climate change] this year were legitimate reasons for hope…Any of [the 9 reasons below] on their own is a major step forward for fixing climate change. And taken together, they show we might not be as screwed as the year’s headlines suggest…1. China is making big moves on climate…This year alone, the Communist government promised $361 billion in spending on renewables, said that it will be banning gas-powered vehicles, moved to close hundreds of coal plants, and unveiled the world’s largest financial market for reducing emissions…[Wind and solar are outcompeting fossil fuels on price and over two-thirds of new electricity added to the world in 2016 was from renewables…3. Clean energy survived the GOP tax bill…4. The era of fossil fuel cars is ending…5. Voters are electing climate leaders…6. Fossil fuel divestment keeps growing…7. Climate lawsuits are multiplying…8. States and cities are stepping up…9. Oil companies are questioning their future…” click here for more