Cristle Balvin, LA Times, 02/18/2014
“Severe drought in California, unprecedented flooding across Britain and historic winter storms in much of the Southern and Eastern United States — global climate change due to the buildup of carbon in the atmosphere is the new reality.
Obama says it’s “going to get a lot worse.” But where is the strong push from the White House or new legislation in Congress for a revenue-neutral carbon fee?
Rather than use California’s drought to peel off more votes for one party or the other, it’s time for serious climate action. A leaked report soon to be released by a United Nations climate panel says we have 15 years to make necessary changes.
Before California dries up and we all get cooked, let’s start cooking up some meaningful legislation to stop carbon pollution. We owe it to the next generation if not to ourselves.