Regarding “Climate report hounds energy” (Front page, Thursday): The article underscores what scientists have predicted for over a century: Burning fossil fuels creates pollution that blankets and warms the earth with many negative, serious consequences.
Between this report and others in recent weeks, it is irrefutable that human activity — using fossil fuels — has negatively impacted the climate, and the situation will continue to worsen. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which was introduced in Congress on Tuesday, is a climate solution. This act applies a nationwide price on carbon emissions but returns the revenue to people each month, encouraging customer spending. Greenhouse gas emissions would be significantly reduced over the next decade, improving the health of Americans while lowering the number of Americans who die from toxic air, currently estimated at 60,000 annually. Ron Drees, Houston