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What follows Earth Day

 

April 24, 2018 Letters to the Editor

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Earth Day was celebrated Sunday, with people around the globe acclaiming the planet. The next day, most of us went back to being concerned about more pressing issues. That’s the problem with climate change — it doesn’t seem very pressing. But what could be more pressing?

The vast majority of climate scientists believe the earth’s climate is changing, with the principal cause being man-made emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. We must find a way to stop belching more than 100 million tons of fossil fuel emissions into the atmosphere (and water, and land) each day.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby believes the best way to curtail those emissions is to “put a price on carbon” by enacting a carbon fee and dividend process that adds a fee to carbon emissions, collects the money, and provides an equal monthly dividend to each person. Most folks will come out ahead — the slowly increasing cost of fossil fuel-based products will be more than offset by the dividend.

You can learn more at www.citizensclimatelobby.org and by following us on Facebook and Twitter at @CCLSlipperyRock.

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