The executive branch of the U.S. government has gone all-in for denial of human-caused climate change. That’s bad news.
At the same time, GOP lawmakers are moving in the opposite direction. At the start of 2017, only nine Republicans were members of the bipartisan Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus. Today, 30 Republicans are members. That’s good news.
Momentum is building for a legislative response to climate warming. I hope it comes in the form of a carbon fee and dividend plan as outlined by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Look it up. That plan would use the market to accelerate the change to renewable fuels. It would also steer the monies raised by a carbon fee to each U.S. household in the form of a monthly dividend.
Growing numbers of legislators support efforts to find ways to combat climate change. I urge U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, to join the Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus.
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Richard W. Jones, State College