To the Editor:
Let’s really make it a Happy Earth Day using four simple words: Stop burning fossil fuels. If we don’t stop, we’re threatened with flood, fire, population disruption and other disasters.
But, wait. That’s already happening. Fortunately it’s not too late to wrench our future back by switching to renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower. The federal government is trying to pedal us backwards. Let’s get to work in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo must oppose further fossil fuel infrastructure.
No more pipelines; no more coal to gas conversions. Instead, invest in solar and wind power and wind-related port infrastructure. We need to be subtracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, not adding them, keeping fossil fuels in the ground. Let’s look back at this Earth Day as the beginning of the beginning, not the beginning of the end.
Laurie Joan Aron
New York, N.Y.
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