The speed of change around us has been accelerated exponentially with computers and new technologies. It's enough to make your head spin....
Some people embrace this change and see it as an opportunity to make their life easier or better in some way. Others despise it--viewing it as a complication to their life. Whether you embrace it or despise it, one thing is for sure: change has always happened over time.
When I set out in 2013 to set a Guinness World Record in an electric car, one of my major motivations was to improve air quality and prevent global warming by making people aware of how capable electric vehicles can be. I did it for the future of my kids and grandkids-to-come.
But there is growing evidence that my efforts and the efforts of thousands of scientists and environmentalists are too late. And what's even worse, the current Administration is ignoring science for big oil and financial gain. There's no other way to say it.
For example, yesterday's USA Today contained an article (below) with data illustrating the change in our climate and the subsequent impact--the continual increase in temperatures, extremely dry areas and sudden flooded areas which are much worse than historical norms. What's even more concerning is that it is likely to get much worse before it gets better....
As I wrote my book "Kicking Gas & Taking Charge!", I learned a lot about Sustainability....why EVERYONE should care about what it is and why. There are many aspects of it but the sole focus is to keep the Earth livable for human life. But expanding opportunities for Big Oil to drill along the U.S. coastlines and the Artic area, reducing emissions for coal burning power plants, and not supporting renewable energy companies does not seem consistent with this goal.
It's time for each and every one of us to embrace sustainability. Change is going to happen; it's inevitable. But it's VERY important that we adopt change from a forward-looking approach and take global waring seriously..NOW. If we don't, we'll all be wearing gas masks and living underground while the Earth's surface burns...….That's not the life I envisioned for my kids or future grandkids. Is it yours?