An Aug. 21 front-page article, “Reports paint bleak drought future for state,” describes how climate change has amplified California’s natural drought cycles.
As distressing as the article is, it doesn’t begin to reveal the extent of our problem. Worldwide, we can expect to see more severe heat waves, droughts, wildfires, water shortages and floods.
This ecological disaster that is climate change affects the economy, security and future well-being of every country on Earth, including our own.
We are not helpless as we face this crisis. It is a man-made problem, and we can devise solutions that will greatly reduce the impact. At this point, it doesn’t really matter which political party comes up with workable solutions, but we need solutions soon.
It is disturbing to see so many presidential candidates who can barely utter the words “climate change,” let alone admit that we have a problem, and they seem utterly incapable of offering a solution.
Any politician who is unwilling or unable to address such a critical problem is, I think, unfit for public office and should not receive our vote.