Every day we break new air and sea temperature records. Casting blame on past climate choices offers no solutions.
What we need now are immediate mitigation steps to drastically reduce our carbon footprint. This is extremely difficult in an oil-depend state like Alaska. Making the transition will take a lot of work and cooperation if we want to save this planet for our children and their children. We need more implementation of sustainable technologies like solar, wind, geothermal, bore tides, and tidal energy.
The Alaska State House is working on legislation to address this crisis and, if elected, this would be one of my highest priorities.