The Squeeze Concept

Lots of numbers and good intentions have been thrown at the looming beast called climate change. Goals like 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 were meant to spur action, but clearly something is missing. The image below is a simple rendering to help visualize what needs to be done, essentially a "squeezing" of fossil fuels out of the economy and out of our lifestyles.

The vertical axis represents the nation's energy needs. The space in the graph above the year 2010 is mostly red, representing the current dependency on fossil fuels. As time travels to the right, we steadily "squeeze" fossil fuel out of our lives, by learning to use less of it (energy conservation) and installing more renewable energies like wind and solar.

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