To the editor:
It’s time to accept the science regarding climate change: It’s happening, and humans are the cause.
Some people are still “debating” whether we made it to the moon or whether the earth is flat. But these are not reasonable, informed discussions. The debate regarding climate change is similarly absurd.
Jim Powell, who was a member of the National Science Board for 12 years (first appointed by President Reagan, then reappointed by President George H. W. Bush), conducted a search of peer-reviewed articles published between 1991 and 2012. Of the 33,690 authors who contributed to these articles, only 34, about 0.1 percent, “clearly reject global warming or endorse a cause other than CO2 emissions for observed warming.”
Why do a few noisy individuals continue to reject the science of climate change? Perhaps it’s because they feel that there’s no solution and it’s too overwhelming to consider.
Well, good news, there’s a simple solution that effectively addresses climate change: a revenue-neutral carbon tax. This is a market-based solution which would drive the economy to renewables, create new jobs and protect the poor and middle class by returning all collected revenue to Americans on an equitable basis. Learn more at citizensclimatelobby.org.
As we celebrate Earth Day 2013, it’s time to end the “debate” about climate change. The world is round, we made it to the moon, climate change is real and humans are to blame. Humans also have the capability to remedy the situation – so let’s go for it!