Futurist and author | Bullfrog Power green champion
I was a skeptic about global warming for many years, having watched earlier apocalyptic warnings about things like the population time bomb fizzle, and warnings about a new ice age melt away in the 1970s.
Yet, as a professional futurist, the evidence eventually forced me to accept that I was wrong, and so I made new assessments based on that evidence. It’s crystal clear now that climate change is happening, and that humanity is at least a major contributor, if not the primary factor in provoking climate change. And if you really accept that, and are honest with yourself, then you must also do something about it. This is especially true as extreme weather events, such as the Texas deep freeze, or more violent hurricanes, are now widespread, and are making the consequences of climate change obvious. We have an obligation to do what we can, as quickly as we can.
My family and I recycled glass and bottles before there were blue bins. We composted before green bins appeared. We have bought progressively more fuel-efficient cars each time, and take transit as first preference when we can. We switched first, to compact fluorescents, and now to LEDs before there were incentives. So, when the opportunity arose to buy 100 per cent renewable energy through Bullfrog, we decided that the extra cost was not a cost at all, but an investment in securing not only our grandchildrens’ lives in the far future, but our own, right now!
And as more and more people have bought into green power, the economies of scale are making it less expensive than carbon-polluting power. It has become a double win for us all.
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