Our politicians talk a big game on the environment, but what have they done?
They attend summits in Europe, stage photo-ops in front of burned-out forests, and tell us how much they care. These are wonderful exercises in demonstrating how much they care, but caring is not enough.
While our energy costs rise, our politicians push away the companies that do the most to bring us alternative forms of energy.
And they do little to advance the very technologies that could one day replace our dependence on fossil fuels.
Yet, every year they say we are one year closer to causing irreversible damage to the planet and our future. So why are they not acting?
We have more than enough technology and resources to fuel our economy with clean, cheap energy.
We could be energy independent — no more oil or natural gas imports from the Middle East or Russia.
We could power our cars, homes, and buildings with renewable energy that does not damage our water or air.
We have everything we need.
The only thing missing is leadership — we need doers, not talkers.