How to Fight Climate Change Denial - and Win!
Why it's Absolutely the Best Time to Go Solar
A couple of weeks ago, there was an article in the Guardian that screamed the headline: Exxon knew of climate change in 1981, email says – but it funded deniers for 27 more years.
My response: Yeah, OK.
Is this supposed to fire me up?
Am I supposed to be shocked that Exxon knew about climate change 34 years ago, then funded groups that have consistently denied the presence of climate change?
Of course Exxon knew about it. After all, company management gets paid the big bucks for identifying potential regulatory hurdles that could eventually affect the bottom line. Certainly regulations concerning carbon emissions were coming.
Truth is, Exxon management was smart to get ahead of the curve on this. And thus, they were smart to begin a campaign that would help slow any efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
I’m not saying this wasn’t a shitty thing to do. But it certainly should come as no surprise. Hell, the tobacco industry did this for decades, and with great success. And there’s a lot more at stake when it comes to fossil fuel production.
Fight Fire with Solar
Although I do find the IPCC’s analysis of climate change data to be sound and compelling, I also think that demonizing Exxon as an evil, uncaring oil company is a huge waste of time.
Exxon could release a press release tomorrow explaining the company not only knew about climate change back in 1981, but has also been using child labor to kill baby seals with the horns of endangered rhinos, and it wouldn’t miss a beat.
People aren’t going to stop buying gas and diesel because they need it to get to work. They need it to keep their businesses running. The inconvenient truth is that if the oil stopped flowing tomorrow, the global economy would come to a screeching halt.
Our world is completely reliant upon a steady flow of oil. And even with all the warnings on climate change, we’re producing the stuff in record numbers.
So what’s my point?
If you’re truly concerned about climate change, then you must focus all your efforts on making clean energy solutions more important than oil. And boy is that a tall order, yet its one that can only be reached by taking personal responsibility.
One of the best ways to do this is to go solar.
By going solar, not only are you displacing a significant amount of CO2, but you’re also cutting into the market share of what has long been dominated by fossil fuels That, my friend, is how we kick fossil fuels to the curb!
Of course, the best thing about solar these days is that it’s insanely cheap. In fact, not only can you save money by going solar, but in some cases, you can actually make money by selling excess electricity back to the utility.
It’s really a win-win-win.
Generate clean, domestically-produced solar power for your home, get a huge discount on your electricity bill, and do your part to help displace all that CO2 that companies like Exxon keep spewing out into the atmosphere.
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Look, Exxon is going to be in business for a very long time. And it will continue to fight any attempts to displace carbon emissions. It’s simply in their best interests to do so. But it’s not in our best interests. That’s why I strongly recommend fighting those who are suffocating the planet by taking a meaningful stand, and going solar.
The earth, and your wallet, will thank you.