Summary Of The Green Collar Economy

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There has been an unprecedented amount of evidence that our Earth is heating up due to global warming causing hard to repair damage to the world. According to Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy we must take action now. The rising temperatures are melting the ice caps at alarming rates they are also allowing there to be a rise in bacterial plant diseases that ruin crops, and disease carrying insects. These insects can ruin more crops, as they are active for a much longer time. We humans add about seven billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere every year. The temperature shifts are causing destructive weather changes throughout the world. It is estimated that our planet will be subject to extreme drought by the end of the century. …show more content…
Van Jones mentions that she is the figure that created and launched the regulation wave. Carson published Silent Spring during this time, which influenced the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972. Her novel was able to create public awareness about the interconnectedness of human industry and the national environment. In 1970, President Nixon forms the Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA. Our legislative branch was also able to pass many acts, such as The Clean Air Act in 1963, The Air Quality Act in 1967, The Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments in 1972, The National Environmental Policy Act in 1970, and the Endangered Species Act in …show more content…
We need to get the government to stop subsidizing oil-companies and other large corporations that are big polluters. We need to cut our military spending and put all this money into creating this Green Economy. Once we get the government on our side, you guys, the graduating class, will be able to achieve many wonderful things. You will find and invent solutions that can contribute to the elimination of environmental pollution. Some of you will get a green job that was created by our Green Economy, some of you will come up with ideas that stop the pollution of our earth, and some of you will end up working for a large oil company. Hopefully though, you will be influencing them into becoming a greener

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