For a cleaner climate

 

Perhaps it is because we live in Gainesville, which is more than 150 feet above sea level and growing far too fast, that I thank you for the superb March 9 Other Views article by former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, Climate change should be a conservative cause — really.

Looking at the projected maps of South Florida, already facing rising seas, makes me think of all the environmental refugees who will move north.

I am not proud of my protectionist feelings. But there is hope for a better future if we initiate a market-based solution of a carbon tax on fossil fuels. This tax can be revenue neutral by returning every penny collected to taxpayers, to offset increased costs for climate clean up.

Sally Dickinson, Gainesville

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