Sometimes caring about an issue isn’t enough. You have to do something. If you’re as concerned as we are about the inaction by elected officials on climate change, the most important thing you can do is simple: Vote.
Climate change has reached a point where solving it requires solutions at scale. The only way to make that happen is to elect officials at the local, state, and national levels who will be leaders on climate, mainly by supporting renewable energy and limiting carbon emissions.
Convinced to vote for climate leaders? Excellent. The sad truth these days is that it’s relatively easy in most cases—just vote Democratic. If that aligns with your personal political beliefs, the decision is easy. If not, it’s much more challenging.
Fortunately, the Democrat-Republican split on climate won’t last, and it’s already changing. More and more Republicans, such as Carlos Curbelo of Florida, are opening their eyes to the reality of climate change and taking action. At the same time, some Democrats are not leading on climate as much you might think. So, it has never been more important to do your research in order to make an informed decision when you head to the polls.
Think your vote doesn’t count? Think again.