Re: May 17 article, “The climate tree has fallen.” It is refreshing that the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is able to present facts: “The Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events … are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxides and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities.” All of us have experienced the effects of major disasters. Pollution kills 100,000 Americans every year and many others experience health impacts. I suffer from seasonal allergies which are getting worse.
We need to cut down emissions by pricing carbon and transitioning away
from fossil fuels. Our dependence on fossil fuel would require large amounts of carbon-free power that is lower priced than fossil fuels. Innovations in renewables and nuclear power are ongoing. The U.S. can lead the way, collaborate with nations, and invest in research and development of such power.
May 22, 2021