Re U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s Oct. 25 Opinion article, Climate change cannot be a partisan issue: I’m sure some pundits will be surprised. But why?
The role of greenhouse gases in climate change is a scientific question that was resolved long ago. Yes, we all know that it’s been sold as just another item on the menu of partisan insult and outrage. That’s a terrible mistake, and we cannot let it continue.
As an energy researcher for almost four decades, I’ve learned that there is a huge pool of capital sitting on the sidelines, waiting for stable policy drivers that will give investments in climate-friendly technologies a fair chance to succeed. Only the Congress can make that happen.
I heartily thank Rep. Curbelo for pointing out that there is intelligent life in Washington, and on both sides of the aisle!
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He is right that we need to harness the power of the market to spur competitive innovation in this area. And at least 10 other Republicans who’ve signed the Gibson Resolution appear to agree, including one from my home state, Rep. Bob Dold. Let’s hope this trend continues.
Rick Knight, state coordinator, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Brookfield, Illinoi