The good news is that by switching from an energy grid that is supported primarily by using fossil fuels (those which pollute not just our air, but also our soil and oceans) to one based on wind, water and solar power, we can not only sustain our current energy needs, but change the quality of our air, water and soil, while utilizing 100% sustainable and renewable forms of energy.
Letterman asks an important question of Jacobson, “How do we motivate the fossil fuel people – the gas, and oil people of this country to stop what they are doing – thanks guys we’ve had enough – and start allowing technology development for sustainable energy?” Letterman said, “they aren’t going to give up this multi-billion dollar industry.”
Jacobson agreed and argued that policies need to be put into place that support the welfare of citizen’s health and sustainable energy, instead of those which currently support Big Oil and Big Gas companies.
"Everything will be OK if we collectively put our mind to it. There is no technological or economic limitation to solving these problems. It's a social and political issue primarily."