LTE San Diego Union Tribune - Finding right words for 'global warming'
New words and careful phrases make a difference with convincing people, but our children would not be so impressed if we sat on our hands and refused to act because things weren't phrased correctly. Let's be real when we have to, and let's be smart when we need to be. Global warming is happening, and our atmosphere is deteriorating, but these ideas need not conjure up images of hippies and expense.
As a community, we need clean jobs and a robust economy, and dealing with climate change the right way can make these happen. We need a transparent way to price carbon that involves 100 percent of the economy and doesn't include giveaways so that our businesses can bank on it and create the new technology and jobs that will fuel the next economic boom. The cost of inaction is too high. We need to act now.