It’s time for an Apollo-like Program to address the climate crisis taking place. This would enable us to take the lead on developing new energy sources and green technologies, explore ways to cool our planet through carbon sequestration and geo-engineering, create jobs for American workers, reduce deaths from diseases like lung cancer, and provide for a better and more stable world.
• 97 percent of scientific articles find that global warming is real and largely caused by humans, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
• The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, as of 2018, is the highest it has been in 3 million years, according to Conservation.org.
• Data shows that the rate of Antarctica ice mass loss has tripled in the last decade, according to NASA.gov.
• More than 4 million Americans now work in wind, solar, energy efficiency and other clean energy jobs — far more than the 160,000 who work in the coal industry, according to EDF.org.
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