‘I feel we’re in a car heading at a brick wall at 100 hundred miles an hour and everybody in the car is arguing about where they want to sit. It doesn’t matter who is driving. Someone’s got to say, “For God’s sake, put the brakes on and turn the wheel.” A few of us are saying that, but we’re locked in the boot.
Nobody listens to us. So we are faced with this dilemma that yes, if we hit the wall, we’ll have no choice, we’ve got to pick up the pieces. It’s a hell of a lot harder to pick up the pieces than to put the brakes on and start turning the wheel.’
David Suzuki, Scientist and Environmentalist
Renewable energy comes from natural resources, like sunlight, wind, rain, oceans and underground hot rocks.
They produce very few polluting carbon dioxide emissions and are 100% renewable – they never run out.
Should we plan and take action now to create a new clean energy way of living? It could be more connected, healthier and more in touch with our environment.
Many say it’s too expensive to shift to clean energy. The results of this extra spending are uncertain and the payoff may not be seen for decades. They have a good point.
People are right in the same way they are right when taking out car or household insurance. It is costly, you almost never get your money back but we do it anyway because it’s not worth the risk.
Why not insure our life support system, our Earth? Hmmmm, invest a few bucks or take a risk on life as we know it?
Should we be taking stronger action? What do you think it will take for us to ‘get it’?