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Move the needle by using green energy

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Sep 14, 2017

 

 

Printed 09/15/2017

Editor,

An open letter to Andy Harris:

Congressman Harris, the recent flooding in Texas is the latest consequence of our over-consumption of fossil fuels.

Climate scientists know from the laws of physics that warmer oceans cause tropical storms to carry more water. We can expect record-breaking floods to become the new normal if we don’t move rapidly from CO2-emitting fuels to green energy.

In light of this, I implore you to reverse your project-killing 24-mile requirement for our offshore wind farms. These wind turbines will reduce each Marylander’s CO2 footprint by two pounds a day.

This may not seem like much, since we are trying to get from our current 100 pounds down to 20 pounds a day.  But the sooner we begin to turn the ship the better, and these wind farms are ready to build now.

If we keep feeding ever more energy into storms by warming the oceans, in a hundred years we may have no Ocean City to visit.

“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.’”

Peter Yungbluth

Easton

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