Letter: Climate change a bipartisan issue

As a visitor concerned about climate change, I was struck by your headline on more hurricanes hitting the islands (“More hurricanes predicted to reach Hawaii,” Star-Advertiser, Nov. 6).

It’s clear that climate change already makes living more difficult. Hurricanes here will damage forests, power lines, food supplies and, of course, tourism. What if the harbor is damaged and no ships can unload for a month? Or the airport shuts down for two weeks?

I support a steadily rising fee on carbon-based fuels to cut fossil fuel consumption, coupled with a dividend to all households, so that we can afford the higher prices. Hundreds of volunteers with Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 to ask for bipartisan action.

Hurricanes, wildfires and storm surges don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican; why should either party hesitate to act?

Henry Slack

Decatur, Ga.

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