Reasons for hope on climate change

Print Article

Why Iím hopeful we can stop climate change:

1. Solar and wind power are getting cheaper.

2. Batteries are getting cheaper.

3. Plug-in cars are getting cheaper with longer range.

4. Hydrogen fuel cell tractors have been developed.

5. Big business is already planning for a price on fossil carbon.

6. Appalachian coal is no longer economically competitive.

7. The rest of the world is committed to following through with the Paris Climate Agreement.

8. The evidence of the human role in global warming is increasingly hard to ignore.

9. Republicans are publicly acknowledging the need to act now.

10. A revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend sits in the sweet spot of reducing emissions without hurting families or the economy.

Steve Ghan

Richland

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Vickey Melcher a good choice for school board

October 19, 2017 at 9:40 am | Columbia Basin Herald I have known Vickey Melcher for almost 15 years both professionally and personally. In that time I have observed her dedicated work ethic, her passionate regard for students and her untiring commitme...

Comments

Read More

Melcher, Goodrich good choices for school board

October 19, 2017 at 9:40 am | Columbia Basin Herald I am a former school board member who proudly served our community for ten years from 1979Ė89. School Board members are elected to oversee school management to ensure that our students get the best e...

Comments

Read More

Mike Riggsí belief statement says it all

October 19, 2017 at 9:40 am | Columbia Basin Herald When I vote, I like to know as much as possible about the person before I cast my ballot. There are times when I leave the ballot blank because I donít have the information that I need to make a good...

Comments

Read More

Goodrich would be a welcome change on school board

October 19, 2017 at 9:40 am | Columbia Basin Herald Elliott Goodrich will be a good steward of the taxpayersí money for Moses Lake schools. He has years of experience planning for and operating a large farming operation. He understands that problems c...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2017 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X