Thomas Friedman, one of the smartest political analysts I can think of, wrote about a wonderful project starting in good old California called
Friedman talks about something that all the green-movers and shakers are talking about. How do you mobilize the middle class or working poor to care about and work on Climate Change? It’s a tough challenge considering that up to this point, the solutions (solar panels) cost more than most people make in a year. The program is centered around training urban youth in skills like retrofitting houses with solar panels and winterizer and building wind farms. Genius! Everyone should be looking at these jobs. I’ve told my brothers, who are about high-school graduation age, the best thing they can do to secure thier futures is learn a trade and what better trade than one that benefits everyone and everything?