Entertainment Activists & 36 Nonprofits to Duke Energy CEO: Help Avert Climate, Social Chaos before It’s Too Late for Us All — News Release from NC WARN
We urge the news media to help the public understand these key points, the scientific support for each being well established:
Urgency: Leading scientists indicate the climate tipping point is likely within five years unless dramatic actions are taken.
Duke Energy’s greenhouse emissions are rising due to methane venting and leaking from its massive expansion of “natural” gas from fracking.
Curbing such methane emissions is essential to slowing global warming – and can have immediate, positive impacts.
Clean energy solutions are cheaper, create far more jobs and are well-positioned to replace coal and gas-fired generation.
Duke Energy claims to be green – but is only 2% renewable in the Carolinas and plans to peak at only 7% years from now.