A Sign of Hope in San DiegoThis was one of the most hopeful articles I read about people and climate change. The article was about a Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer in San Diego that planned to make San Diego use 100% renewable energy that will be produced from solar panels and wind. The mayor is an open-minded man that goes to LGBT pride walks, feels responsible for the environment. He took action for environment rights even before he was a mayor. When he became the mayor, he gained the power to change something in order to save the environment. He was able to persuade his Republican friends that his plans had an economic part that would profit them too. When we see other Republicans that say things like, “climate change is a religion” it is an improvement and a relief to see there are Republicans that think this way.
Seeing that there are mayors that care about the wellness of the environment makes me feel full of hope. My neighborhood used to be full of trees, but because of the effort and money it takes to leave a tree in the area that they are going to build a building on, they cut most of the trees. This is one of the reasons I’m into environmental issues. And seeing people that take action without the aim of economical profit makes me want to hug and congratulate them for being a thoughtful person.
If there were more people that would take action for the sake of environment and risk their money for this cause, the world might have not get effected from climate change as much. Taking care of environmental problems requires a lot of money spending. That’s why most people just don’t get into this problem and chose to ignore this fact or refuses to get involved. One of the best things this mayor did was to take the first step in USA, and to convince some other Republicans to help him in this case. If the idea that saving the environment doesn’t require as much money, and it will be a gain in long term, more people will help this problem. And I want to thank mayor Faulconer for taking a big first step.