Carbon Dividend Act is a reasonable solution to climate threat | Letters
Dec 02, 2018 | 5:00 AM
Algae blooms threaten to cause catastrophe
Our state faces catastrophic damage from algal blooms and phosphate-rich fertilizer runoff that has infested Lake Okeechobee. Forming a thick, green blanket, the algae decimates native populations by causing hypoxia and preventing sunlight from reaching plant species.
Oftentimes, environmental degradation most negatively affects people whose livelihoods are inextricably linked to the land, such as fishermen and low-income agriculturists who expose themselves to toxins on a daily basis.
We must spearhead individual efforts, like reducing our lawn fertilizer use, and urge government agencies to enact stricter policies.
Finally, a reasonable solution to climate change
Kudos to Florida Representatives Ted Deutch, Francis Rooney, and Charlie Crist for introducing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act!
For the first time in a decade, we have both parties working together on solutions to climate change. Frankly, any time Republicans and Democrats come together on an issue is cause for celebration. Climate change is a big enough issue that we really do need all hands on deck.
This bill is just dynamite. The carbon fee and dividend proposed is effective, it creates new clean energy jobs, and it’s good for people, because it reduces air pollution from fossil fuels.
Also, all of the revenue is returned to American households.
This bill will get us started down the path to the clean energy future we all need and want.
Energy innovation and carbon dividend act welcome
As a worried citizen of Florida and the world, I was delighted to read in the Sun Sentinel that three of our Florida congressmen, Representatives Deutch, Crist and Rooney, are among the bi-partisan sponsors of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
This legislation will be a great step forward in alleviating the problem. Putting a fee on fossil fuels at their source will create, in the long run, the economy-enhancing search for other energy sources. New industries will develop and thrive. The dividend portion of the bill will provide funds to households who will be impacted by, initially, increased costs. In other words, the fees will go directly to the public, minus administrative costs.
This is a win-win for all of us.......and for our planet.
Global warming is pseudoscience
Global warming is a pseudoscience where billions of dollars are made on misinformation to scare people. The fact is that we have had far worse periods of hurricanes, floods, fire disasters in past history all caused by natural events.
Man has no effect on global warming and only during global warming periods in history did the Earth have abundant food sources.
Hundreds of reliable studies by physicists and meteorologists refute the global warming consensus reports, but they are not published and highly technical. More recent studies indicate we are in a cooling period and can be coming into a mini Ice Age.