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Should governments push for 100% renewable energy?
Climate change poses one of the greatest risk to our civilization and we should do everything we can to mitigate it.
Rising sea levels, more frequent weather anomalies, rising temperatures in already dry areas, increased rainfall in already wet areas; and increasingly destructive storms are some of the direct effects that have already begun to affect people all over the world.
Renewable energy sources such as hydro, wind and solar can be used to replace the "dirtiest" methods of energy generation immediately.
Renewable energy technology can help in achieving many of the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The key to achieving this is to build capacity and cross-sectorial networks among policy-makers to improve legislative frameworks for climate protection, regenerative urbanisation and a future-just energy system based on 100% renewable energy.
Even if we currently don't need to make everything run on renewable energy as the situation is not currently dire, we should still consider the movements and work to make the future better for those that are coming after us so they don't have to live with our mistakes.
The moment any nation starts making big money through clean energy or any leader of the western world makes it mandatory to generate clean energy in his nation, other countries would follow.
Pushing for 100% renewable energy is not the best way to combat climate change.
If climate change has developed such that we can no longer reverse the effects, it is not worthwhile worrying about immediately moving to renewable energy.