Solving Air Pollution
Ever since humankind became the dominant species of the world by inventing tools and discovering fire, there has not been a risk to all of humanity as there is now. Humans are polluting the environment so that an ever increasing amount of the Earth is harmful and even deadly to people.
Have you ever tried taking a deep breath in a large city, such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, or Shanghai? I would guess you would not want to even try. That pollution is definitely going to shorten your life, my life, your children's life.. even unborn children who will never even enter a big city.
Even if global warming is completely untrue, humanity has an urgent need to solve our air pollution problems. The largest cause of air pollution that humankind does is getting energy by burning fuel (such as coal, oil, or gas). The survival of the human race is dependent on finding non-harmful energy sources that are more cost effective than traditional energy sources.
Therefore, our leaders need to start contemplating the survival of humanity when deciding budgets, because our biggest problems deserve our most attention now. I recommend massive spending, by every nation capable, to invest in research in completely environmentally friendly energy sources, such as wind power, hydro power, solar power, and fusion power plants. Contact your national leaders and politicians (such as the White House and the Unitied States of America's Department of Energy) and make this a priority, because there is nothing more important than the survival of humanity.
by Phil B.