ReVision Energy co-founder, Phil Coupe recently submitted this editorial to the New Hampshire Business Review, it appeared in the September 5, 2014 issue of New Hampshire Business Review.

Although the United States emits the highest per capita carbon pollution in the world (40 percent coming from power plants), we are lulled into complacency because these harmful gases are tasteless, odorless and colorless. It’s hard for any society to combat an invisible enemy.

That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency finally released new draft carbon standards for power plants this summer. The new standards immediately came under attack from fossil fuel industry lobbyists, conservative politicians and other “deniers” who, despite overwhelming scientific data proving that the carbon pollution from 7 billion people is warming the atmosphere at an unsustainable rate, are saying we don’t have a problem.

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