Letter: Strong action needed on global warming
Over six days last week, New Hampshire experienced temperatures over 90 degrees each day. On Friday, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning and temperatures were predicted to hit 100 in some parts of the state. This is sadly just the latest example in a trend of increasing temperatures – not to mention extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy and the drought that devastated much of the country last year – that scientists warn is being fueled by global warming.
We know what we need to do to tackle global warming: clean up the largest sources of the carbon pollution fueling the problem. Right now, the Obama administration is implementing its comprehensive climate plan to begin addressing global warming. While we need the best parts of that plan, especially setting the first-ever carbon pollution limits on power plants, to prevent the worst consequences projected to occur, this challenge calls for further action. Our communities cannot afford further delay. I urge all elected officials to follow the example of President Obama by taking strong action on global warming. Doing so will help us fulfill our obligation to protect our children and future generations from global warming.