Tuesday November 27, 2018
Choosing the right power supplier and putting pressure on lawmakers can make a difference.
Regarding "Federal climate report: Damages 'intensifying across the country,' " (Reading Eagle, Nov. 24): We all wish we could ignore this report, but its conclusions are stark. It says that we must act aggressively to avoid substantial damages to the economy, environment and human health. Here are two suggestions for actions people can take right now to improve our chances of avoiding these damages:
1. Pennsylvanians can choose an electric supplier that uses only renewable sources, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that go into our atmosphere at a minimal additional cost. Make the change at www.papowerswitch.com.
2. Encourage representatives in Congress to support a select committee to create a Green New Deal, legislation that can match the scale of the climate change problem and create good new jobs. Contact information is at www.house.gov.
People have the power to fight climate change