Dire climate warnings demand action
A UN report depicts a world unable to combat climate change without “unprecedented” action.
New Jersey, generally better on environmental issues, is fighting offshore oil drilling with a tough new ban, updating its Shore Protection Plan, and making it easier for offshore wind farm development
Consumers play an important role, too. They can choose clean energy to fuel their homes and vehicles.
If they won’t, the government should hit consumers in the wallets with a consumer carbon tax on fossil fuel usage.
Even small steps matter, including using mass transit, trading in plastic bags for reusable sacks, and supporting tree planting programs, such as Philadelphia’s treephilly.org.
If we don’t fight climate change now, we will lose our quality of life and condemn future generations to a world where just breathing could be dangerous.