Focus on climate change
Congratulations to Congressman Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, on his re-election.
his constituent, I ask that he now turn his attention to addressing the
serious risks posed by climate change. Scientific studies, reported in
The Bee on Nov. 1 and 3, predict a significant future reduction in
California's snow pack, and temperatures that may make it dangerous for
people to go outside. Fresno does not need more drought or heat!
people understand and confront risk. We wear seat belts because
scientists warned us of the risk of injury from not being restrained
during a car crash. Most of us have health insurance because of the
potential risk of illness, and property insurance because of the risk of
damage to our businesses and homes.
With the election over, now
it is time for our politicians to set aside their differences and
confront the risks of climate change. One possible solution is to put a
price on carbon pollution, with all proceeds going to U.S. households. A
recent study has shown that this approach will reduce emissions, save
lives, create jobs and grow the economy.
Having won our votes, now it's time for our elected officials to earn them.