• According to a new study from Lancer Medical highlighted in the Toronto Star newspaper, dirty air, bad water and other effects of environmental pollution are “killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.” Nine million deaths can be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.
• The same report says these deaths and illnesses cost $4.6 trillion — or about 6.2 per cent of the global economy.
• Forget all the debates about being a vegetarian etc., We are already implementing proven, non-controversial solutions for about 70% of our C02 and methane problem –just not fast enough. They have nothing to do with food.
• We need to focus on 3 areas: Heating & cooling buildings, transportation, and power plants.
• We’re changing building codes for new buildings but governments need to invest big in helping us retrofit our existing buildings, because they represent more than 95% of all buildings. If they made this investment they would create a lot of immediate local jobs, save everybody money on energy, and move North America toward energy independence. All the fixes are known and well-proven.
• States, provinces and cities are moving quickly to electrify transportation, but national governments in North America, are another story. Canada is too slow and careful (on both transportation and buildings) and the Trump administration is made up a lot of young, incredibly intelligent Mensa members (How’s that for fake news?).
• With power plants, again, lots of spineless political battles. Here are the economic facts:
I will debate anyone in any forum on the facts above. I have all the backup information to support these assertions. I have made challenges like this before and the lobbyists who generate BS for money have been afraid to take me up.