I’d like to be the bearer of hopeful news! Up until now, partisan gridlock has been the order of the day regarding the urgent action needed surrounding climate change. In these days of seeming political division, a group of elder Republicans, including former secretaries of state, James Baker and George Shultz, have now formulated a plan to urge the Trump administration to put a price on carbon emissions. If this plan is enacted, each household will receive an income dividend each quarter.
How does climate change affect local Whidbey residents? Rapid climate change causes ocean acidification, including Puget Sound. The implications are dire. It does not matter which party opens the way to allow renewable energy to take center stage.
We need this action to save the human race. It’s time to reunify and work toward goals that benefit us all. What is not to like about that?