A New Letter to the Editor

We have another letter published in the Times!

Save the Earth, Starting Now

Re “Experts warn climate shift threats rising,” March 19

I for one am outraged. Scientific consensus is approaching 100% that human civilization is in danger. But our politicians choose to be fooled and intimidated by corporate lobbyists.

The fossil fuel industry has spread lies to counter the urgent facts about climate change. It is particularly frustrating when the costs and benefits of transitioning to a renewable future are calculated.

According to a recent study, a carbon tax in California, with the revenue returned to the public, would actually grow the state’s economy. Furthermore, other studies have estimated that investing just 1% of global GDP in mitigation could stabilize the climate.

Scientists are telling us that the economic downside of inaction may be civilization itself. Nature and economics favor adaptability.

James Waterhouse


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