'Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time.' - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Earth which humans have called home for over 300,000 years is in serious peril due to global warming which is a result of excess carbon trapped in our atmosphere. Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been pumping noxious chemicals into our Earth’s atmosphere which has resulted in a rather dramatic change in the rate of warming of our Mother Earth.
If this problem is ignored, humanity ends. It’s just that simple. Forwardists around the country have pledged to do everything they can to forget political parties and simply put all humans first in our path toward a safer habitat. Without dramatic action, we all lose, as does the rest of the planet.
Global warming does not just affect the temperature, but the severity of the weather, the quality of the air, water and soil as well as a rise in the seas, as our oceans’ sea level rises, encroaching in the land we call home and eventually making much of it potentially uninhabitable.
The dramatic task ahead of us is removing the grip of our fossil fuel industries as well as every business that has undue influence on the policy makers of the United States and around the world. It is essential to provide legal, taxable and criminal incentives for those industries with environmental practices that harm the Earth, creating an immediate and dramatic shift away from the actions of the past that continue to harm our Earth, moving toward a future where short term economic and enterprise solutions become more sustainable in the degrading environment in which we live.
To accomplish this task with absolute certainty the Mannix for Congress Campaign is calling for the creation of a national Manhattan Project style organization for Climate Change that will be composed of scientists in every segment of environmental pollution to work on bold, innovative and yet undiscovered ways to remove some of the carbon that is permanently trapped in the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Climate Change Challenge Project will gather scientists, business leaders and urban planners to come up with dramatic 21st Century technological solutions to attempt to reduce the existing carbon in the air. The Paris Climate Treaty has set a deadline by 2030 to be at zero-carbon emissions in sectors representing over 70% of global emissions, while at the same time, maintaining the dramatic increase of annual temperatures to under 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels until 2050. The problem with this approach is that, no matter how much we decrease the global emissions of greenhouse gases, the Earth’s population will have increased by an estimated 2 billion people in 2050. In other words, no matter how well the Paris Agreement works or how many countries take real action that isn’t even demanded to be transparent by 2024, the earth’s population is growing exponentially and we must come up with a separate line of attack, so that we can still be on this Earth in 3050.
Without new technological and scientific solutions that focus on reducing existing carbon that is in our atmosphere, the world’s population will not be able to sustain a similarly functional life on earth.
The new Climate Change Challenge Project will organize, mobilize and test out various innovative proposals to begin testing carbon reduction technologies in an effort that will be necessary for our planet’s survival.
The second facet of combating climate change is the development of a Climate Change Civic Jury where individual citizens in every House district will meet with scientific experts to learn about local, national and international climate issues and, in turn, educate the public as to the problem and the many solutions that each citizen can implement in their daily lives. The Climate Change Civic Juries will meet on a monthly basis and act as Climate Liaisons within their communities holding educational workshops, online and off, to focus on the local environmental issues that each district should be aware of and implement action plans.
We have to organize, educate, ideate and finance efforts to limit fossil fuel emission, environmental degradation, as well as disincentivize, with both monetary and criminal charges those that break the laws which protect the only habitat we have to call home.
Forwardist Brian Mannix for Congress
- Published by Friends of Brian Mannix for Congress -