As the President of Melink Corporation, I’ve always been a bit uneasy publicly commenting on anything that is political or could even be perceived as political. We live in extremely polarizing times and I’ve never wanted to ostracize anyone; I’m too pragmatic. It’s not my job to get political. My job is to run a company, to serve our customers, employees, strategic partners, and other stakeholders.
Our climate is changing and the vast majority of scientific evidence clearly suggests that humankind is the cause. So why should you or I stay silent just because the issue has been politicized? For one thing, climate change should never have become a political issue. It’s a moral imperative, a matter of national security, and an unfathomable economic opportunity. Fighting a changing climate is the right thing to do, because it’s the right thing to do. Our children and grandchildren deserve the same chance at a healthy and happy future as we, our parents, and grandparents had. How many wars have been fought, lives lost, over natural resources? Clean energy comes from technology – not fuel sources such as oil or natural gas. Pursuing a sustainable future also means pursuing a more peaceful future. And as for economic opportunity – the world is going green whether you like it or not. The United States led the industrial and technological revolutions of the past. Leadership of the clean energy revolution is ours to seize. Doing so would foster unparalleled economic growth for decades to come. Not doing so will leave us lagging behind in a world that moves faster today than at any point in human history. United we stand. Divided we fall.
So, the way I see it, it’s not just
my responsibility to speak up – it’s up to all of us. Silence only
gives the political rhetoric more power. Leaning on the facts, using our
voice, and taking action, will literally
change save the
world. Honestly, who doesn’t want to help save the world?