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Build a greener Greenville

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The United Nations recently released a report that concluded we have 12 years to make significant changes to avoid catastrophic climate change. For climate change skeptics, this follows a report from the Trump administration that temperatures will rise by seven degrees by 2100. Something must be done.

In excess of $50 trillion, globally, will be needed over 12 years to curb this upcoming catastrophe. Therefore every country, state, local government and a considerable number of corporations will need to take part in this challenge. Trusting our neighbors to be responsible with their power consumption, recycling and being mindful of how much meat they consume isn’t enough for this is a challenge of technology transfer, a challenge of innovation and human ingenuity and design overall — and Greenville must lead the charge.

Outside of committing to significant reductions to Greenville Utilities Commission fossil fuel usage, we must instill a culture of innovation and sustainability in our citizens and make it easier to do well for our planet. Being forward-thinking in our leadership could make Greenville a national-model of a 21st economy and allow industries to operate here that’ll get a bite of the multi-trillion dollar figure aforementioned.

Though our planet will be faced with increased challenges from climate change, automation/job losses and ever-increasing artificial intelligence, our leaders in Greenville have one last opportunity to help build a greener Greenville not only for our residents, but for all the world children of the future.

Demetrius Hicks

Greenville

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Letters

January 23, 2019

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