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Md. can fight climate change here and now

The Sun's excellent editorial on climate change and its dangers ("Warming: Storm damage ahead," March 14) was so wide-ranging and "national" that it rather skimmed over what Marylanders are aiming for right now in the way of "just… reducing harmful emissions" even while we are warned to get ready for 100-year storms that come every decade, or worse.

The work of placing offshore wind power off our coast is in the legislature now and needs support. That's a big step to ending coal-powered, dirty electricity in the state and a breakthrough to give courage to others in other states.

Offshore wind, and other alternative sources, can help offset catastrophic climate change but do not have a catastrophic price tag. And when coal gets too expensive to extract — come the day! — wind will just keep blowing. Let's harness it.

Woody Woodruff, Lanham

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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