Letter: Combating the climate crisis locally

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Science is

not something one can cherry-pick from, accepting only the evidence and findings that fit your world-view. The Earth's climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That's an evidence-based fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. Having just had our first child, my wife and I care even more about the present and future of the environment she will grow up and live in.

The good news is we can do something about it while positioning our economy for success in the emerging energy world. We've already made a good start by making our cars and trucks more efficient and investing in smart new energy technologies. My Leadership Hudson class is trying to inspire us locally through our solar power integration project on Barlow Community Center.

Now, the EPA is proposing perhaps the most positively impactful actions yet: the first national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, which emit approximately 2.3 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide pollution each year, accounting for 40 percent of America's CO2 pollution.

To prevent the devastating effects of the climate crisis and allow our children to grow up in a world full of the animals and beautiful places we read to them about, we should all support these efforts.

Casey Weinstein,

Hudson

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