Global Climate Change : Green Energy

1107 Words Nov 25th, 2016 5 Pages
Global climate change is one of the most menacing environmental issues the world faces. Furthermore, we currently observe the detrimental effects of climate change such as an accelerated rise in sea levels, melted ice caps and intensified heat waves. The reason for this threatening global climate change is the emission of greenhouse gases by humans. The most conventional source of greenhouse gases emissions stem from combustion of fossil fuels derived from vehicles, factories and energy sources. A solution to combat global climate is to invest and use alternative energy sources known as green energy. Green energy is derived from rain, wind, sunlight and other natural sources. Green energy has less of a negative impact on the environment compared to fossil fuel energy. In my opinion, the United States should invest in green energy, because it would assist in tackling issues regarding global climate change, create jobs as well as boost economy and decrease our dependence on foreign oil supplies. Currently there is an ongoing debate as to whether the U.S. government should invest in green energy or leave it to the private sector. Now, the U.S. economy is a mixed economy, defined as an economic system that protects private property and allows a certain amount of freedom in the use of capital but grants government to interfere in economic activities, to achieve aims. Renewable energy essentially is a marketable public good because it has characteristics of both a public and…
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