Letter to the editor: America has done well by our planet
I have seen a lot of letters addressing climate change and how we need to save the planet, including letters on how to administer a carbon tax.
This needs to be put in a perspective that does not hover on the brink of panic. The planet has been around for billions of years, and the information gathered that has influenced many people is based upon gathering weather information that dates back about 200 years.
This is not an objective basis for opinion.
The American people need to be told the truth regarding responsibilities that go along with being a super power. We need to take our roles as good stewards seriously and not rely on emotions to move hard in any direction.
We Americans, who might be in charge of big industry, have done more to clean up the planet than any nation in the world. How many countries have agencies that oversee clean air and water? How many countries regulate sanitation as well as does this country? How many diseases have been eradicated in countries that come close to matching this nation?
We cannot force other countries to do what we do along those lines. But, we should hesitate to allow those countries to give us the bill for what they neglect to do.