Bipartisan effort to clear the air
I’ve been encouraged by the coverage The Post and other papers have been giving to our efforts to fix climate change. Then in Wednesday’s paper I found this buried on page 20: “U.S. emissions spiked in 2018, resulting in ‘lost momentum’.”
We’re still moving in the wrong direction, and with everything else happening in the news it’s easy to lose focus on that grim fact. I understand: Climate change is big and complicated and we often feel helpless against it. But for our children’s sake we can’t afford to give up.
During the last congressional session, the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 was cosponsored by two Republicans and three Democrats. It is likely to be reintroduced in 2019.
I hope everyone will contact their local senators and representatives and let them know this legislation is a high priority. Time is running out.