Environmental predictions made 20 years ago now evident
To the editor:
Now after two decades of congressional inaction, the predictions scientists made 20 years ago are evident in our everyday environment. Last week the White House finally issued a comprehensive report detailing these adverse effects on America’s climate along with a plan for administrative action to reduce carbon emissions.
This presidential action is a start, but if the U.S. is really going to address the serious problem of climate change, it will require joint congressional and presidential action. Unfortunately, I don’t see many dedicated, pragmatic, informed legislators like Jim Oberstar around to do the job.