Friday, January 1, 2016

Thanks and Happy New Year!

At the start of 2015 we hoped for bold climate action in our New Year's greeting. Over the course of the last year we have made positive strides towards a more sustainable world.  Despite the pessimism of naysayers, we proved that we can muster the will to act on climate change. As 2015 wraps up we have much to be thankful for not the least of which is the ambitious climate deal achieved at COP21. The Paris deal ushers us into an era that will see the end of fossil fuels and unprecedented growth for clean energy.

We are thankful for the political leadership of US President Barack Obama who has forged a number of climate agreements with nations around the world and played a pivotal role in the Paris deal.

As we head into 2016 governments will be held accountable for the commitments they made and growing numbers will press for even more ambitious action in the years to come. Now is not the time to sit idly, now is the time to redouble our efforts.

The Green Market Oracle will be in the mix with its ongoing mission of providing news, information, and resources to help raise awareness about climate and environmental issues, support the growth of sustainability and encourage the transition to a low carbon economy.  Two of the issues that will come into clearer focus in 2016 are fossil fuel subsidies and carbon pricing.

We want to thank our readers we appreciate your readership and hope you will continue to help us to advocate for science based climate and environmental policies in both the public and the private sectors.

We gratefully applaud all those who strive to make this world greener. Those who have done so much for this and future generations. Please accept our very best wishes for the year to come.

Richard Matthews
Owner of The Green Market Oracle

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