Nevada has been deeply impacted by climate change whether we like it or not. Every year, we end the longest fire season on record and each year they report it as the driest one on record. We are in a megadrought where lake beds are drying, fish are boiling, and water is our most precious resource. Years and years of putting off the issues, as they would be problems of the future while blindly ignoring the facts have led us to “the future” being right now.

We are living through an unprecedented climate crisis. 71% of global carbon emissions are caused by 100 companies. We cannot put profits over the health of our planet any longer. I support the transition to a green economy by expanding our use of renewable energy and curbing our reliance on coal to power our lives. I support the transition away from fossil fuels by increasing our use of electric vehicles and offering incentive for both consumers and manufactures to create and purchase electric vehicles. Finally, I will support a policy which brings more green jobs and resources to Nevada.

We can no longer wait until tomorrow anymore, and as a scientist we cannot keep scoffing at the facts and truth. The time for action is now.