Climate activists didn`t start “screaming” all the time. Scientists and activists in the 1980s and 1990s worked to explain the science of global warming to the public. The 2000s were patiently spent unmasking the galaxy of misinformation unmasked by big oil. These early generations of climatologists were a reasonable and gentle group. After 30 years of persistent apathy on the part of politicians and rising CO2 emissions, some activists have become more confrontational. There was a time to establish a slow civil dialogue on climate solutions, but that time has passed. On the other hand, if Shapiro is not serious about climate change, he should stop pretending to know what he is talking about. Given that the federal government is unlikely to do anything positive to combat climate change, these changes must now be made from the bottom up. Several other U.S. cities and universities have spoken out in favor of the climate accords and have promised to follow the goals. I urge readers to address President Morehead to emphasize the UGA`s independent support for the Paris Agreements to help the United States maintain its competitive power in the world.
Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, a well-known speaker and theme for The Arch Conservative`s 2017 summer edition in print, commented, “This agreement was not intended to convey [effective energy solutions] but to create public pressure for the U.S. government, to intervene in its own economy without requiring anything from those we are competing with.” Shapiro makes an interesting point about the United States again carrying the burden of the world as the United States is generally expected to do, but “public pressure” is really every U.S. or every sign of faces. This is where the main error of the agreement can be identified: it is not really binding. Regardless of your beliefs about climate change, the rationale for reducing CO2 emissions in the scientific community is real and undisputed. That is why all but three countries around the world are now part of these agreements and have begun to invest in renewable energy. The best way to encourage the public to support renewable energy is through public incentives that are unlikely to be put in place without these agreements.