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A Conservative Approach To Global Warming


Several weeks ago, Gary L. Agne wrote a letter to the Times titled: "Hot Air Causing Global Warming."

As a national park ranger for 24 years, I can assure Mr. Agne that climate change is real. I have seen sea level rise in Everglades National Park, Florida, and a diminishing snowpack in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. I am very worried.

The good news is that there is a conservative market-based solution: Citizen's Climate Lobby's (CCL) carbon fee and dividend proposal. A 2014 study from Regional Economic Models, Inc., found our policy would achieve within 20 years a 52 percent reduction in CO2 emissions and add 2.8 million jobs.

Some conservative GOP members of Congress are now starting to take brave action on climate change. In September 2015, GOP Rep. Chris Gibson of New York introduced House Resolution 424. It states climate change could have a negative impact on our nation and Congress should start working on solutions. This resolution is now co-sponsored by 12 other House Republicans.

In February, Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch co-founded the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus.

Letter writer Gary L. Agne and others should join me to ask our U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner to co-sponsor House Resolution 424 and join the House Climate Solutions Caucus when open membership becomes available. While working with her GOP colleagues, we ask her to support Citizens' Climate Lobby's market based carbon fee and dividend proposal.

Brian Ettling
South County
May 19, 2016

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