To the Editor,
Thank you for publishing the article on the Climate Reality Project. This organization and its founder, Al Gore, have done a great job in raising awareness of and creating a sense of urgency about the ever worsening impact of climate change.
While CRP concentrates primarily on training volunteers to spread the word on the need to take action, another organization, Citizens Climate Lobby, is laser focused on a specific piece of legislation and a proven strategy to gain its passage. Their plan, Carbon Fee and Dividend, is the one climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.
CCL’s speakers, many of whom were trained by Al Gore, actively present the case for this legislation to groups throughout the community. And because the organization is bipartisan, they are able to speak legislators on both sides of the aisle.
As a result of the activities of groups like these, there is reason for optimism that America can and will play an important role in bringing climate change under control.