Yes, President Trump vs climate change is a well-known battle. But with him as our President, it doesn’t mean the end of our fight to stop the effects of climate change.
In fact, this only makes me all the more determined to show him that averting climate change is a good investment!
President Trump is a businessman
Trump understands that the public will accept certain things. There are actions that he will need to take to appease people whether or not they support him. I’ve listed some examples in my article “Renewable Energy and Innovation for Corporations” where I address an open letter to corporations on what they can do to repair and improve their public relations.
It appears that Trump thinks our efforts to halt climate change are a waste of time and money, even if he eventually decides that it’s not a hoax. There are lots of ways to potentially bring him around to our way of thinking. Just change our point of view a little.
Show Trump how averting climate change is a business
Averting climate change isn’t a money draining business model. It doesn’t even have to only involve putting a tax on carbon. There are many things beyond carbon taxes and even beyond recycling that we can put into practice- and profitably.
I’ve plotted out a new infrastructure similar to our current natural gas and (I shudder) oil pipelines. The infrastructure would desalinate, clean, and move water instead. It would transport water away from flood-threatened areas, and move it to areas that are undergoing drought and risk of wildfire, or into storage.
Since I don’t have a direct line to Trump’s cell phone, this article will have to do. Here is the basic outline of my idea and how it can benefit our planet and humanity.
What does this sort of water infrastructure involve?
It would start by creating new businesses or create work for existing ones. This list is only a fraction of the jobs that can be created to boost our economy:
- Research and development to create even better ways to clean and desalinate water
- Construction of pipes, generators, and way-stations
- Engineering plans to determine the best paths and locations for the structures
- Government for oversight, and to share the system worldwide
- Improve energy utilities to manage the hydroelectric energy generated by the system
- Improve water utilities to manage the transport and maintenance of water everywhere
- Building computers and other hardware to operate and maintain the system, and to monitor storms.
What can we use this water infrastructure for?
With greater awareness of our water resources, we can also solve a number of climate change related symptoms!
- Reduce water levels of areas threatened by flood from storms and sea level rise
- Reduce our reliance on natural sources of fresh water, letting those sources replenish themselves
- Clean and desalinate water enough to be safe to use anywhere without affecting different ecologies
- Deliver water to areas undergoing drought, helping farms thrive and increase food production
- Irrigate and aerate areas under threat of wildfires to prevent them
- Strategically deliver water to the poles to help restore the glaciers
- Prevent deaths and property damage from storms due to greater protection and foreknowledge
- Generate green energy from hydroelectric power without the necessity of dams
What other long term effects can this solution have?
Once we share this system with the world, we can solve many global problems!
- Reduce the number of deaths from famine and disease from unclean water
- Lessen violence and wars that are due to a lack of food and water
- Reduce the necessity of human migration as areas become safer and possible to farm
- Slow or halt the rising global temperature due to dry land, wildfires, and pollution from energy production
- Create more jobs and more businesses to build and maintain the new water infrastructure safely