#5. Green-Collar Jobs
Saving the polar bears would be great, but most Americans won't move on climate change until it hits something they really care about: the economy. But opponents of global warming action have always argued that trying to curb climate change chiefly by raising the price of fossil-fuel energy would hurt the economy and cost Americans jobs. Look again. If America shifts smartly into cleaner tech, it can create an entirely new class of jobs: green-collar ones. From making buildings greener to installing solar panels to working as an organic farmer, going green can create jobs 6.3 million by 2015, according to Management Information Services, Inc. So when we save the polar bear, we might also save the American worker.
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