Address threat of climate change
Published September 24th, 2009 | Kingsport Times-News
We need to take action. For too long, the world — including the U.S. — has been slow to respond to or even recognize the magnitude of the climate change threat. No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology.
There is hope for the future. In the last eight months, the U.S. has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution than at any other time in our history. The Obama administration has made the largest-ever investment in renewable energy and invested billions to reduce energy waste. The administration is also proposing, for the first time in history, a new national standard that will increase fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks.
Most importantly, the U.S. House passed an energy and climate bill in June. This legislation — the American Clean Energy and Security Act — would finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy for American businesses and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We need to support any action that reduces carbon pollution, greenhouse gas. Our children’s futures depend on it.
R. Region Arrington