Monday, May 29, 2017

Are We All in? Or All out?

Great Barrier Reef
Climate change is a fact. Look at the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef and the increasingly devastating storms for proof.

A collection of letters to the editor in the New York Times this morning titled, The Risks of U.S. Inaction on Climate Change, lays out some of the concerns that common people have about the situation. 

The United States is a global leader but our inconsistent approach to climate change threatens the continued existence of the planet. OK, maybe I overstated the case a bit, but our consistent inconsistency is disturbing. 

One letter writer wrote: The United States, as the second largest polluter in the world, after China, must reassert its leadership. 

The U.S. must be all in to save our climate. The idea that we can decide that climate change is a non-issue and withdraw from international agreements is wrong.

The U.S. must be all in and taking the lead to protect the planet. We need to get over the short-term gain thinking that is popular right now.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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