Voting and Clean Energy
You college students are lucky. You’re over 18 and thus have a right to vote and your vote could help make our future better.
When my AP World History teacher was encouraging us to vote in our school’s mock election he said…
Actually I don’t want to encourage everybody to vote. I don’t want people who don’t agree with me to vote.
Well, I think I can be pretty sure that if you’re reading Teen Skepchick you are at least willing to think through the issues carefully when making your decision so even if you don’t agree with me I want you to vote!
Now, here’s something you should consider amongst your issues when you vote if you’re not like me and you can vote.
Not that that matters. Everybody knows that everybody lies but nobody lies like a politician… except perhaps lawyers.
Clean energy is something we can all agree on. For one thing, oil is a finite resource. Nobody can really predict for sure when we will run out, but it will happen eventually.
Second, climate change is happening. If you deny that bit you can give me links to some papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (I have access to J-Store so I can probably read them if you find any). The part that is a little bit iffy is how much of it is caused by us. Even so the only way we can do anything about it is if it is caused by us so it’s safer to take steps to cut down whatever impact we are having on the environment.
But the most important thing is that you research this stuff for yourself.
I do, however, encourage to take the Power Vote Pledge which goes like this:
“We are young Americans demanding real solutions to global warming by voting to create a clean energy economy, green jobs for all, and to secure our climate. Join us.
I pledge to make clean, just energy a top priority in my vote this election.”