In response to the article published on July 1st, “Upper Great Highway Future Debated,” I respectfully submit this letter to you:
During this August recess, as our Congresspeople come home from DC, we should all ask that they look around and see the ways climate change is impacting our communities and country. I care about our changing climate because I see how severe weather, wildfires and sea level rise are impacting San Francisco and my and other family’s health. I am not alone in this – 78% of Americans now say they personally are concerned about climate change and 96% believe we have a right to live in a healthy environment with clean air and water (ecoAmerica, 2021).
We need to solve the climate emergency, not just put another bandage on it. We can accelerate our actions to eliminate carbon pollution, restore thriving nature, and prioritize solutions that include and are fair to all our neighbors. Each of us needs to take steps to eliminate all fossil fuel pollution in our homes, workplaces, communities, and in the nation through systemic change.
I personally have committed to cutting my climate pollution in half. Please join me yourself, and urge our policy makers to do the same.
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