Do the right thing.

 

Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a major setback on the work that needs to be done to curb climate change. By not adhering to the agreement, we are showing how little we, as a country, value any global commitment. And how little we value the future of our children’s children.

When I think about it, I cannot even begin to fathom how the changes in temperature will impact our global future. We simply do not have the luxury to do nothing.

By now, many know that there are records that indicate that the global temperature has been increasing since 1880. While it may be true that not all sources of carbon dioxide are man-made, the trend indicates that human activity has a direct correlation with increasing temperature.

The Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved because the oceans waters have warmed to the point of killing the coral and the life it sustains.

In some regions, heavy rainfall is becoming more intense, increasing the risk of flooding. In others, droughts are getting more severe and costlier. Storm systems fueled by increasingly warm ocean waters are becoming even more serious. At what point do we look at ourselves in the mirror and say, this is not what we want to leave for our future generations.

The current presidential administration has suggested that the Paris Climate Agreement is not in the best interests of the United States. They’re right. The Paris Climate Agreement is in the best interests of all humanity.

Regardless of what our current administration is deciding, we are making this statement as an act of willful defiance. We will not allow lapses in administration to affect our commitment. We will fight to save what is left for our future generations. We will continue to make every effort to have a meaningful impact on reducing climate change. We can’t solve these issues alone. We invite you to help us combat climate change together.

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”

Philip Gao

CEO / Sunflare