The 2016 election was terribly upsetting for several reasons, the most ominous is that only 48% of us made it to the polls and that is a huge problem in itself. There is, however, at least one major factor providing a basis for hope going forward. Given touted claims by the President Elect to high-level business acumen, it seems that a strong opportunity to put us on track for a safe, prosperous future would be irresistible. That, mind you is in addition to prospects for becoming a national, perhaps global hero.
A recent article in a series of authoritative global economics analyses confirmed the fact that delaying the switch from fossil to renewable energy options is much more expensive in the long run than starting immediately. The implications are huge and investment capital poised to make that transition is well over $$100 TRILLION dollars. (Ref. "Citi GPS" report; Nov. 2015, pg. 23)
Now to complete the picture, let us implement a nation-wide program to retrain and employ thousands, perhaps millions of workers currently unemployed or trapped in dangerous, dead end jobs. They would be equipped for and placed in well-paying 21st century jobs in renewables and the spectrum of related sectors. Further, we'd be protecting future generations by making critically urgent progress on climate change.
The above vision is the product of robust analysis by global energy and finance industries. The potential to save ourselves from truly unprecedented calamity is real. We The People must awaken to that potential and carry the message to our elected representatives -and keep it in their faces until they listen to us.