The below and this LINK is to an excellent piece in today’s L.A. Times Letters to the Editor concerning the Democrats and climate change.
The Letter: “The United Nations report on the existential impacts of climate change is nightmarish, and I’m sure I’m not the only millennial terrified for my babies’ future. It’s so easy to feel helpless because of the Republicans’ refusal to right the course and create a healthier, carbon-neutral society. I am desperate to hear the voices of true leadership tell me that they are going to save humanity from this disaster.
So I’m begging the Democrats in Congress: Hold a nationally televised news conference and have your most dynamic members declare that our future is safe and that the Democrats have a blueprint to get us to a carbon-neutral future. Tell us about your plans for high-speed commuter and freight rail. Tell us about your plans to expand renewable energy and storage technologies. Tell us about your incentive programs to put an electric vehicle in every driveway in the country. Tell us about how you will conserve and repair our forests.
Tell us about how you will team together with the other leaders on the planet to pay the oil and coal companies to keep fossil fuels in the ground because after all, it’s just money and the future of humanity is at stake. The opportunities are endless.
The young people of this country need to sleep peacefully again knowing that our future is safe. Do not waste another minute, Democrats — get those cameras rolling.”
Shira E. Norman, Los Angeles