If there’s one thing that has been a frequent topic throughout this current election cycle, it’s that of environmental policy. The current sitting president has been accused of (and admitted to) not believing in climate change.
However, there are many reasons why President Trump and others angling for political office should embrace a positive environmental policy. These policies impact every area of people’s lives from their business to their families. Proper environmental policies are essential to a bright and happy future for all Americans.
Want to learn more about how the environment and politics intersect, and why we should all be invested? Read on and we’ll walk you through what you need to know.
Personal Health and Safety
Whether we like it or not, we all rely on Mother Earth to live healthy and happy lives. Failing to provide proper care for the environment can damage the very resources we need to survive.
That includes clean drinking water, heat and renewable energies, and healthy air quality. It isn’t all about the prevention of future problems, it also is about opening up current spaces to improvement, and increasing access to clean air and water in areas where they aren’t as readily available.
It should go without saying that access to clean air and water are essential to the continuation of human life. Ensuring access for future generations should be a major concern for all.
Taking care of the environment isn’t just about ensuring a healthy life for future generations. There are many immediate economic benefits as well.
For example: with proper environmental policies in place, water that is currently dirty and unusable can be turned into clean water safe for drinking, fishing, and recreation. This can boost the local economy, introducing new life into various industries such as tourism.
There are many environmentally-minded organizations that are attempting to be bi-partisan and focus on pro-business policies. You can look at the Climate Leadership Council LinkedIn to see an example of this kind of work in action.
Fight Global Warming
It’s been proven by numerous scientists that the earth’s climate is changing as a result of humankind’s actions. Continued desecration of the environment will only speed up this change, creating a wealth of potential issues for modern civilization.
The increased severity of hurricanes and wildfires around the world are just some of the early evidence of what could become even more frequent and terrible in the coming years.
Enacting proper environmental policies can help to fight back against these changes to the climate. They can fight global warming and ensure a safer tomorrow for people in the U.S. and around the world.
Enacting Proper Environmental Policy
The reality, whether we like it or not, is that environmental policy has a direct impact on all other areas of modern human life. The above areas are just a few examples of how environmental politics impact other aspects of life.
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