As someone who lives in the urban-wildland interface off Highway 46, John Lindseys prediction of a fierce fire season was disconcerting for me.
My family has done everything were supposed to do to create a defensible space planted fire-resistant vegetation, cleared brush 200 feet from the house, pruned tree branches 8 feet from the ground but we know thats not enough.
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made it clear that we can expect more frequent and severe wildfires as a result of global warming. A carbon fee and dividend that would reduce global warming by curbing carbon emissions would make us a lot safer over the long term.
I hope your readers will join us in urging our legislators to support a revenue-neutral fee on fossil fuels, with the proceeds returned to the taxpayers.