Local activist, writer, fisher, climber and Renewable Juneau board member Kate Troll reminds us that our climate-warming activities do not limit their effects to the land, wind, and rain.
The ocean absorbs more than 90% of the excess heat trapped on Earth by greenhouse gases. Keeping oceans clean is a vital part of combating climate change.
Kate also reminds us that in addition to our personal daily climate action to-do lists, we must think larger and continue to put pressure on our elected officials to take broader and more comprehensive climate action.
What we do on land to scale up clean energy and reduce greenhouse gases will make the biggest difference for the oceans. Thus, we need our leaders to think of what we do on land, such as establishing refuges and national parks for better land and wildlife protection, and advocate that we do the same for the ocean.
The Biden administration is working in the right direction with its goal of conserving 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.
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