Re: “52 demonstrators arrested in climate-change protest,” (TNT, 5/16).
One good thing about the arrests is the public attention to the environmental damage and global warming that burning fossil fuels cause.
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists are convinced, based on the evidence, that human-caused global warming is happening. With an average of ten $1 billion-dollar catastrophes (drought, flooding, fires, etc.) in the last three years, we can’t afford to ignore climate change.
The Citizens Climate Lobby endorses a revenue-neutral carbon tax, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 52 percent below 1990 levels within 20 years, studies show, while growing the economy and saving lives.
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In 2008, British Columbia implemented a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Since then, B.C’s economy has outpaced the rest of Canada by a small amount, and its carbon emissions have decreased.
We need to call/email Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and our U.S representatives and ask them to support carbon fee and dividend legislation.