Friday, April 23, 2010

Veterans Getting Behind Clean Energy

If you need any more evidence that climate change is real and we need to take action, check out this link:  National Security and the Threat of Climate Change.  This report, directed by 11 retired US military admirals and generals, says "The U.S. should commit to a stronger national and international role to help stabilize climate changes at levels that will avoid significant disruption to global security and stability."  A large majority of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan believe our energy policy undermines national security, and over 70% support changes that promote clean energy and reduce climate change, according to a poll done by Vote Vets, reported on the radio program Living on Earth.  Just as in the first Earth Day, veterans are getting involved in environmental work.  Some have joined conservation programs, are installing solar panels, or have joined Operation Free to strengthen support for national legislation on climate change and green energy.  These veterans have seen lives being lost because of failed US energy policy and want to prevent more loss of life and health due to climate change.  I recently started bicycling home again after my crash in January to reduce my carbon footprint.  I'm sure many of you are taking action to reduce climate change.  Inspire others by sharing what you're doing in the comments! It may seem small, but multiplied many times it adds up. 
Stay cool,

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