The Complexity of Our Environment

I care deeply about our environment. I do believe there is climate change. I believe it is highly likely that the increase in concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) is in part due to human activity over the past century and that it has been a cause of that warming. But the sole focus on CO2 emissions is too narrow. The damage we are doing to our environment is not as simplistic as this; it is far more nuanced. It is also about deforestation and plastics in our oceans; it is about pollution globally. The threats to our environment present a complex and nuanced set of challenges that require a broad set of solutions. Consequently, it has always been my view that all sides of any debate must be heard to reach the right conclusion for society as a whole. With a subject as complex as our earth’s environment we must all come together to find the right path to making our world a better place for future generations in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.