Climate Conference of Madrid, Spain
I am a distance runner, and distance runners hate to run into the wind. There is nothing worse than one of those days when the wind seems to be in your face every direction you turn, making eight miles feel more like eighty. But you don’t have to be a distance runner to be with me on this one: it is simple physics that running, or walking, into the wind is more difficult than if the wind just weren’t there.
At 37%, electricity is the United States’ biggest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Replacing fossil fuels with wind as the source of our electricity would play a major role in slowing down climate change. When we have a problem this big, how can we ignore a solution when it is literally whipping into our faces?
Wind is annoying, especially when it isn’t blowing the way we want it to. It is time for us humans to swallow our pride, and get the wind on our side.
As a runner, I believe it is ok to be “anti-wind”. But now it’s time to be all in for wind energy.