What you need to know
1. The majority of Americans believe climate change is happening and want to see action.
80% of Americans
believe the science on climate change is settled. While the United States has already made significant progress
reducing emissions, we must continue to lead the world in addressing climate change. We have a responsibility to ourselves, and to future generations, to build a more sustainable and prosperous future.
2. We are hopeful.
We’ve let alarmism dominate the conversation and distract us from real solutions. Human ingenuity has solved some of the world’s hardest problems, from lifting billions of people out of poverty to creating modern medicine. Climate change is a serious challenge, but innovation and technology are already paving the way for a cleaner future. In the last century, American innovation put a man on the moon and the Internet in the palms of our hands. This century, we will solve climate change.
3. There is no silver bullet.
There is no such thing as a perfect climate solution, and stopping traffic or vandalizing paintings certainly doesn’t help. Tackling climate change shouldn’t sacrifice the economic wellbeing of Americans or make your life harder. Instead, we need all the smart, commonsense solutions we can find. This will require the combined efforts of individuals, innovators, communities, and governments. Together, we can implement solutions that actually work.