The Defining Issue of our Time
At Entergy, we believe that we are at a defining point in time as a society – a time that future generations will look back on with either admiration or despair. Today, our global society is emitting greenhouse gases at ever-escalating rates. While scientists, politicians and academics debate the extent of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, we as a society are running out of time.
When we look up at the sky at night we see the light from stars that was emitted millions of years ago, only now completing its journey to earth. Greenhouse gas can be viewed the same way. Once emitted into the atmosphere, the outcome is inevitable. CO2 stays in the atmosphere for approximately 100 years. Every day that goes by, our future becomes more certain. There is no ability to turn back.
At Entergy, we believe now is the time to act. We know the issue is complex and the necessary actions difficult. To further both discussion and action, we have invited experts on climate change to share their thoughts in the centerpiece to this year's annual report. We invite you to form your own opinion and support action on climate change – the defining issue of our time.