TUCSON – Scientists gathered Friday for the groundbreaking of a wall being built on the United States border with Mexico that they said will be made of solar panels and offset rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that will continue to poison all people on planet Earth, regardless of nationality, unless climate change is successfully mitigated.
The “The Fence for Our Future” will span nearly 2,000 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border and pass through huge swaths of desert that receive large amounts of sunlight. Along with it, a new high-voltage direct-current grid system is scheduled to go online in 2025 and transmit energy to border cities that include San Diego, Tijuana, Mexicali, Tucson, Phoenix, El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, San Antonio and Monterrey.
The Fence will preserve current traffic points that allow safe and legal passage between the United States and Mexico. The joint venture between the two nations is estimated to cost $20 billion and likely to employ at least 500,000 people over the next five years, to be paid by monies confiscated from drug cartels and tax revenues gained by the legalization of marijuana across the United States.
Scientists present at the groundbreaking lauded the positive environmental impact The Fence is expected to have in the fight against climate change as well as the economic boost and electrical power it will provide locally while addressing this global issue.
“This is a huge win for those of us willing to put politics aside long enough so that all people of planet Earth might have a future,” said Naomi Matterly, a climatologist from the University of Arizona who attended the celebration. “We are grateful for President Trump’s unfathomable wisdom in helping the United States and its neighbors transcend nationalistic, xenophobic, and socio-economic barriers by working together toward a common goal that not only Americans and Mexicans, but citizens of the world, can embrace and support.
“Without the humanitarian vision and leadership of President Trump, it’s difficult to imagine what our world would be like now.”
While President Trump was unable to attend the groundbreaking due to his participation in a summit with Silicon Valley executives on robotic cultural integration and next-generation space exploration, he did issue a statement:
“Early in my administration I was presented dire reports filled with vast and credible evidence by our world’s top scientists warning of the perils of climate change, dwindling natural resources, and the cataclysmic conditions we would face if we didn’t change direction. Keep in mind, these scientists are good people, smart people, amazing people, so I took what they said seriously. I was also briefed by my economic advisers on the lucrative opportunities becoming available in renewable energy. Putting two and two together, it was a no-brainer: a wall built of solar panels is just what America and the rest of the world needs to unite us in an effort to avoid global catastrophe and start a path toward sustainable economic development.
“Once I came to this understanding, I spent my first term working tirelessly on building this wall of solar panels, and I hope to offer our country and our allies around the world this same kind of selfless vision in a second term, too.
“Vote for President Trump in 2020.”
In honor of the U.S.-Mexico investment, scientists said that The Fence, once complete, will resemble from outer space a child’s smile with braces.
Debora Fanning, Dec. 8, 2020
Categories: Environment & Health