Letters to the Editor

We can change climate change

The problems we all face from carbon-based fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, leaving us wondering what can be done to save our fragile planet from rising temperatures.

There are worldwide efforts that offer some hope. All nations in the world, with one exception, are now part of the Paris accord to reduce carbon emissions and avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change. Unfortunately, the one nation in the world that is not joining in the Paris Accord agreement is the U.S.

However, we do not have to accept climate change. We can change climate change by reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

An immediate action we can take is to support the Clean Power Plan, an existing, well-crafted and effective plan to reduce carbon pollution from fossil fuels. The Clean Power Plan’s goal is to set carbon emissions standards for fossil fuel power plants to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Contact the EPA and ask for the Clean Power Plan to remain in effect. We can change climate change.

The National Wildlife Foundation provides a convenient website for sending a comment to the EPA https://online.nwf .org/site/Advocacy?cmd= display&page=UserAction &id=2444.

The EPA will accept comment on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan until Jan. 16. Comments should be identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355.

David Thomas Roberst, Bellefonte

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