I would hope that most people see the irony of July 12’s article regarding $1 trillion in energy assets (fossil fuel power plants) in the Middle East that are at risk from rising sea levels. The U.S. Energy Department’s solution? More “coal, natural gas and nuclear plants” to buffer ourselves. So, to solve the issue of certain facilities’ deadly byproduct, we should add more of those same facilities? How absurd! It’s time to open our eyes and produce more sustainable power in America.