Letter to the Editor
Dealing with the reality of climate change in a meaningful way should not be politicized. It is unfortunate that our president dismisses the government report (“Climate change could triple the frequency of large wildfires, says new federal report,” Nov. 23).
President Trump’s response to the report’s conclusion that human activity is contributing to global climate change is “I don’t see it.” Rather than refuting the report based on science, he says that it is a feeling in his gut that leads to that conclusion. He doesn’t want to accept the report’s conclusion because it means that his energy policy will need to be replaced with forms of clean energy, and soon.
This is a time when we need our president to show leadership by acknowledging reality and outlining a clean energy plan that will harness American innovation and the collective energy of us all. Such an action would encourage bipartisanship, create jobs, reduce the need for centralized power plants, and open the door for energy independence for businesses and individuals.
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