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April 4, 2014

Support carbon tax

If someone warned you that your children and grandchildren are facing a grave threat, would you do everything in your power to protect them? Or would you ignore the threat, hoping that it just wouldn’t materialize.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is warning all of us that climate change is subjecting all of us to unprecedented risks. The signs are all too clear with drought, flooding, wildfire, and extreme weather events around the globe that will affect our food supply, vulnerability to disease, and world political stability. No one is immune from the effects. We need to act now to lower levels of carbon dioxide to prevent the worst outcomes.

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is one strategy to combat climate change. Write your senators to ask them to show leadership on this issue and support a carbon tax.

Ann Ercelawn

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