(LTE Published in The Christian Science Monitor Dec 21)
Regarding the Dec. 18 book review, "Newt Gingrich explains why red staters must turn green": I am heartened to see this article (and Mr. Gingrich) touch on the need for cooperation on global-warming policy.
Unfortunately, the political status quo cannot and will not address greenhouse- gas emissions enough to prevent the worst-case scenarios. Never before has an issue required collective action on the scale this emergency demands, and never before has our country been so divided and unable to cooperate. The scientific evidence rolling in is daunting, but I have hope.
The technologies and policies to stop global warming, grow a green economy, and lift people out of poverty already exist. What's missing is the political will in
As a parent, I urge all concerned citizens, journalists, and politicians to help us focus on global-warming solutions together.