Letters to the Editor, July 23-26, 2016
The climate-change battle continues
Rob Davies’ talk entitled “Iceberg Dead Ahead! Climate Collision or Course Correction: Two Decades that will Change the World” was hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby and attended by nearly 200 people on Sunday (7/17) evening at the Jim Santy Auditorium. Dr. Davies’ talk was the best I’ve seen on the topic of climate change and this opinion was shared by many others in the audience.
Davies emphasized the urgency to act now to stop loading our atmosphere with more greenhouse gases. The science is clear, the Earth’s climate is heating up, it is caused by us humans, and the risk of not acting now to stop it will be catastrophic. The good news is that we can stop the impending disaster, but we need to act fast. More good news: no new technology is needed, we have all the tools we need already. All we need is the will of the people. Our government is not acting fast enough, the people at the grassroots level must let our elected officials know that this is important to us and that we need to act now.
Pricing carbon is one of the important steps we must take to get this under control, and the faster we can implement this, the better. This is the goal of the non-partisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby. I have been impressed with the passion Park City residents have shown for preserving and protecting their town with the Park City trademark issue. That same passion can make Park City a leader in addressing climate change. I implore anyone that loves the area to get involved. Do it now, help save our mountains, help save the planet.
Keith English, Volunteer member Citizens’ Climate Lobby
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A group of Old Town residents say in a letter to the editor that Park City is better off leaving land on Marsac Avenue as open space than developing it into affordable housing.