How to save the Sunshine State’s economy from climate change

How can you save the economy from a catastrophic climate change?

Here are a few things you need to know to get started.


The Sunshine State is going to need all of its oil, gas and coal to keep producing oil and gas in order to survive. 

 A few decades ago, the US was exporting more oil and natural gas than the rest of the world combined. 

As oil production has declined, so has the number of jobs. 

That means we are going to have to import more energy to meet our energy needs.


We can’t import enough oil, either. 

The US imports almost all of our oil, coal and natural-gas. 

We don’t even need to import enough gas to supply all of the US’s electricity needs. 

This is because most of our electricity comes from coal. 

In the past, we imported about 10% of the coal we needed to produce electricity. 

Today, we import only about 1% of our coal.


We need to do more to increase our use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. 

Renewable energy is more than just a substitute for fossil fuels.

It can help power our homes and businesses, as well as reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help us reduce our carbon footprint. 

If we want to maintain our carbon emissions, we need to reduce our use. 


We should invest in climate change mitigation projects. 

Climate change is real, and it is happening, and we can do something about it. 

It’s going to cost us money, and that’s why we have to act now.

But we have a choice.

We have options to increase the amount of solar panels we install, increase our reliance on wind energy and make our cars more fuel efficient. 

Our goal is to be the most energy efficient nation on Earth by 2050. 

There are many ways we can achieve that goal. 


The cost of climate change is too high. 

When you look at the cost of an energy-related disaster like the Superstorm Sandy, it’s not just a question of money and time. 

Costs are real. 

For example, the cost to clean up after the storm, or the damage to homes, are real, too. 

But climate change isn’t just about money and money is only one part of the equation. 


The US needs to get more energy-efficient. 

Every time we turn on a power source, we are emitting greenhouse gases. 

And the world is seeing the same thing. 

According to the Worldwatch Institute, greenhouse gas emissions in the United States increased by 20% between 2009 and 2016. 

By 2050, emissions are expected to double. 


The costs of climate action are huge. 

Each year, we produce about a billion tons of CO2 emissions. 

With the cost in terms of money to the economy of $10,000 per person, the economic impact of climate inaction is enormous. 


The future is bright. 

Even if the world were to completely halt fossil fuels production, our emissions from energy would still be the highest in the world. 

Just last week, we reported that if we don’t get our act together now, by 2050, the CO2 emitted from burning fossil fuels would be almost twice the CO 2 emitted in the US by then. 


The global climate agreement is a big step forward. 

A major global agreement like the Paris Agreement is one of the best examples of a climate agreement that has been negotiated and implemented successfully. 

Over 50 countries are committed to this agreement, and so far it’s been a massive success. 


The biggest threat to our economy is climate change. 

Oil production in the U.S. has fallen by more than 50% since 1980. 

Production of natural gas, coal, oil and other energy sources has fallen even more. 

More importantly, our dependence upon fossil fuels is going up. 

Energy independence is the future. 


We don’t have to be carbon neutral. 

Some of us want to be. 

Many of us also believe that we can cut our carbon pollution and make the world a better place. 

These are our values. 

They are not the only ones. 

All of these beliefs are going away, and there is a growing awareness that the time is now to take action to reduce the impact of our climate pollution. 

You can help us do that. 

Sign this petition. 

Take action now to reduce carbon pollution.

Help save the future for all of us.