By Rep. Andrew Sherwood, LD 26
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
The debate over the science is over. Climate change is happening. We are causing it, and we are on the front burner here in Arizona. If we want the high paying jobs that come with leadership in a cutting edge industry, then we must demand that our Legislature take action.
Rarely is there an issue so important that has so much at stake. The recently released U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report confirms with near certainty that humans are the cause of climate change and that carbon pollution is a driving force of impacts like rising temperatures and extreme weather. The report reinforces what scientists have been trying to warn us about for years: the effects of climate change are happening all around us and it’s only going to get worse if something isn’t done to stop it. We can do something about ithere in Arizona. Let’s be clear, the technologies required to avert further global warming will also lend a hand in building the economy.
If you’d like to discuss energy issues, contact Court Rich, director of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Department at firstname.lastname@example.org