Practice your craft.
I'm a scientist, not a policy person, so I don't have good answers to your questions.
This is another challenge I have with these conversations. We love to virtue signal and sky scream about the pending doom of the planet. Yet when pressed, no one seems to have sound, reasonable solutions. Instead we get "ban fossil fuels" or Green New Deal! Both, of course would have devastating effects to our society.
And if you don't fall in line with the group think you are labeled a science denier or "you don't understand the urgency of the issue." Ok.
One of the forecasts I've seen is that gas in WA state next year will be $5 per gallon. That won't affect Bill Gates or John Kerry but certainly would have an affect on the working class.
And this is not meant as an attack on you personally Richard. I believe you have good intentions.