We Need More than Campaign Slogans

As the climate crisis heats up, Democratic presidential candidates are proposing bold timelines for ridding our nation of fossil fuels. Two much-touted means of getting there are wind and solar energy, but a sober look reveals a long road ahead in adopting these zero-emission technologies. It's time to get serious about investing in these and other technologies that can move us toward a net-zero carbon future, I argue in this article, published by WBUR's Cognoscenti - part of Covering Climate Now, a week-long global initiative of over 250 news outlets leading up to the UN Climate Change Summit next Monday in New York.