Time for Congress to act on climate change


Recent news about the environment has been encouraging to me. First I read that Jimmy Carter has leased his land in Georgia for construction of solar panels that will provide 50 percent of the power needed for his home town of Plains.

Secondly, and more importantly, was the fact that elder statesmen James Baker, George Shultz, and Henry Paulson, representing the Climate Leadership Council, went to the White House to explain their proposal for a carbon tax on producers of fossil fuel with the dividends returned to the American citizens.

It is so important that these political leaders have recognized what over 90 percent of our scientists agree on, that carbon emissions are the cause of climate change. Climate change should not be a political issue. It is a quality of life, economic, national security, and health issue that will affect all of us.

This proposal for a carbon tax would be a huge step is alleviating carbon emissions. Please contact your Congress person and ask them to study this proposal, listen to their elders and take action on climate change.

— Sharlee Murphy


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