Letters to the Editor

Article shows why we should care about climate change

Thank you for publishing the article “Vulnerable to nature’s fury” (Insight, Dec. 23), which spoke to the growing threat of climate change, especially the ever-increasing Hurricane Katrina-type severe-weather events, rising sea levels, droughts and overall changing weather patterns.

This article helps to answer the question “Why should we care?” and brings home the fact that weird weather, rising sea levels and droughts are not a “one-off.” The consequences can be very close to home.

As 2015 draws to a close, there is one New Year’s resolution that we can all make and keep, namely to be part of the solution to the growing climate change crisis. Citizens’ Climate Lobby has been working to lower CO2 emissions and create the political will to pass carbon fee and dividend legislation. With more than 300 chapters, one of which is in San Luis Obispo, and 24,000-plus volunteers worldwide, CCL is reaching the critical mass needed to institute a fee on carbon, encourage a transition to clean, renewable energy sources and preserve our planet for future generations. Go to www.citizensclimatelobby.org and learn what you can do to be part of the solution in 2016.

Sandy Simon, San Luis Obispo

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