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Cities and States Determined to Keep Fighting Global Warming

By Fredrica Syren:

Wow, the first 100 days of the new administration has been quite a roller coaster, especially concerning the environment. President Trump has made so many drastic changes that have made us take a huge step back regarding the health of our planet and, therefore, our own health. As an environmental writer and activist and mom, it’s hard not to feel that we’re doomed and that resisting is pointless. But out of chaos, the fighting spirit is ignited and our survival skills are strengthening. President Trump signed an executive order that requires the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back the Clean Power Plan that was put in place as an effort to combat climate change by limiting carbon emissions from power plants, and requiring states to cut down on overall emissions. Now, cities and states all over the U.S. have decided to take up the fight against climate change on their own. President Trump’s claim is that fighting global warming is too expensive and interferes with businesses’ ability to make money. However, many mayors, governors and business leaders disagree, and say that they plan to go ahead and drastically reduce carbon emissions because it makes sense for both the climate and the economy.

According to the Washington Post, 30 states so far have established standards that require utilities and power companies to sharply increase their reliance on renewable energy over the next decade or more.

Many Governors are not agreeing with new climate change policies. Here in California, Governor Jerry Brown has vowed that he will push forward with his state’s efforts to combat climate change, and shift to cleaner energy sources. And he is in good company with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

When it comes down to it, I guess the majority of Americans believe in the scientific data on global warming. I always say that we need all world leaders to take action, and here we have a few strong leaders willing to stand up and do the right thing because they see and hear the scientific proof about climate change, and are willing and able to fight.

 

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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