Letter: Climate should not be about politics
Actually, global temperatures are both natural from plants and biosphere, man-made, and, yes, even animal-made. Aloof Republicans joke that cow farts contribute methane to the atmosphere. But none of this matters. It comes to one basic principle as mentioned in the Constitution’s Preamble: the welfare of the people. That’s why the government needs to act now. What does government do when confronted with nature’s God allowing the human species to go extinct? The common good requires an environment. Even President Nixon knew that when he motivated Congress to adopt the EPA and the Clean Air and Clean Water acts. But today, America considers pollution and environmental causes along party lines. People need to take sides, because Congress is obstinate in fulfilling its obligations to the national good — unless people don’t mind living in a cesspool.
Arthur Blenheim, via email