I’m a hardcore climate activist. I’ve been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I’m quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species. Furthermore, I’ve got two young girls, and I’m certain their lives are going to be harder than mine due to more drought, agricultural failures, superstorms, more severe fires, climate-related diseases, flooding, and severe migration challenges. I’d like to do what I can to limit the challenges they will face in an increasingly unstable world.
There are millions of people like me. The climate crisis is the top concern of many people in my generation and older generations, but it’s an especially big focus of the youngest adults in our society. They know what’s up. They know they are rolling into an epic storm and “natural” disaster culture that their parents will hardly experience. They know that a century of burning fossil fuels to an obscene degree has threatened their quality of life.
Millions upon millions upon millions of people know this, and yet they drive fossil-powered Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Fords, Chevrolets, Audis, BMWs, Lexuses, etc. 10 years ago, there was a valid excuse for this — “well, we have to get around, and we can’t afford a Tesla Roadster.” Today, there are 3 big things that keep most of these climate activists in a gasmobile: 1) lack of awareness, 2) complacent inertia, 3) anti-Tesla, anti-EV propaganda.
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