A warm­ing planet

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - OUTLOOK -

Re­gard­ing “Cli­mate change” editorial (Page A16, Sept. 15), the na­tion and the world is in great need of those in pow­er­ful po­si­tions to take mean­ing­ful ac­tion. Some de­ci­sions are lo­cal and oth­ers na­tional in scale, and all re­quire that we be­gin to have the se­ri­ous dis­cus­sions you have sug­gested.

More flood reser­voirs, dikes and other prepa­ra­tions may be use­ful, but they do not deal with the un­der­ly­ing prob­lem of car­bon/meth­ane emis­sions cre­at­ing a warm­ing blan­ket around the world.

Cit­i­zens’ Cli­mate Lobby’s pre­ferred pol­icy ap­proach, a rev­enue-neu­tral car­bon fee and div­i­dend, is a pol­icy to match the scale of the prob­lem. And it still pro­tects the very peo­ple im­pacted worst by Har­vey through the net re­turn of car­bon div­i­dends to Amer­i­can house­holds. Mark Reynolds, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Cit­i­zens’ Cli­mate Lobby

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