An immediate and comprehensive transition to solar energy must take priority over all other economic considerations. Any further delay will cost society more than it would to make the transition. The quicker and more comprehensively fossil energy and resources can be supplanted by their solar counterparts, the greater the cost saving to society and the less the strain on government budgets threatened by ever higher clean-up costs in the wake of fossil-fuel-induced catastrophe, be it storm or flood damage or regional wars over energy, the growing cost of waste disposal or the cost of maintaining an ever more bloated environmental protection bureaucracy. Almost all environmental damage can be traced to the use of fossil and nuclear energy and fossil raw materials. The greater the investment in solar resources today, the lower the costs imposed on tomorrow.