Letter to the Editor | Let's work together to address crisis

Letter to the Editor | Let's work together to address crisis

When Americans work together, we can accomplish great things. We got through the Great Depression in large part because of FDR's New Deal.

At a time when we are all facing the worst crisis in human history, the Green New Deal is a powerful resolution to help us put the brakes on the worsening climate crisis, while at the same time improving the lives of everyone.

We already have technology that can help us make changes, such as renewable energy from wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal powers.

Our economy will be boosted as we replace fossil fuel jobs that are disappearing with new green jobs.

Our health will improve as the pollution from fossil fuels is decreased and health care initiatives are enacted.

Clean air, pure water, education, health care — these are not partisan issues.

They are basic needs for everyone, not just the rich. It doesn't matter which political party is supporting the Green New Deal. If it's a good idea, we should support it.

We do have the ingenuity to save the planet for future generations, but we need action, not wishful thinking.

We need to talk to friends and family about taking action. When we all work together, when we're all on the same page, we can accomplish great things.

ELLEN WOLCOTT

Charleston

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