The following is NCIPL Steering Committee Secretary Penny Hooper’s Letter to the Editor in response to President Obama’s climate change speech:
President Obama’s speech at Georgetown University today was welcome news to those of us concerned about the future of our nation and world.
We need to support the President’s efforts to pass standards to address carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. We also need to continue the efforts to foster a new economy based on renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles. Why?
Because climate change is a moral issue. How can we care for our neighbor and destroy our neighbor’s air and water? A recent World Bank report showed that increased droughts, floods, heat waves and more severe storms due to global warming will hurt those among us who are poorest and least able to adapt to the changing climate.
We can no longer in good conscience remain silent. As people of faith, we need to speak up. We have the technology to produce our energy without producing so much pollution and that is the right thing to do.
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