Letter to the editor: Take action on climate change


September 25, 2021 

Dear Editor, 

I want to encourage your readers to take note of the need for urgent action on climate change, especially during this week’s meeting of the UN General Assembly and the budget reconciliation process occurring in the U.S. House and Senate. 

This summer was a wake-up call, as we have seen the many dangers and effects of extreme weather events. We experienced loss of life, irreversible property losses, and destruction of treasured forests, wildlife and entire communities both in our country and around the world. 

Although we may not know all of the details and complexities of the climate provisions working their way through Congress, we know that we all must encourage our elected officials to act now. 

As a member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, I urge everyone to contact their representatives to push for the inclusion of a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend with a border adjustment tax (a carbon tax). This market-based approach is the most effective way to address climate change and is supported by scientists, economists and businesses, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Our area is and will continue to be affected by climate change in the form of punishing heat, storms, and flooding. For more information about the climate tax and our organization, visit our website at citizensclimatelobby.org


Ann Kaufman Webster