Letter: Take personal responsibility on climate issues | Letters to the Editor

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Editor: During the August recess, when members of Congress are available in their districts, we should all ask them to look around and see how climate change is affecting our community and our country.

I care about our changing climate because I see the impacts of severe storms and worsening allergies on my family. My younger sister lives in California and was directly affected by a wildfire. At just 35, she had a stroke last fall, and we don’t know if exposure to wildfire smoke may have contributed.

We are united on this point. A total of 78% of Americans now say they are personally concerned about climate change, and 96% of us believe we have the right to live in a healthy environment with clean air and water, according to a ecoAmerica survey. We need to solve the climate emergency, not just put another band-aid on it.

Each of us must take action to eliminate all fossil fuel pollution in our homes, workplaces, communities and nation.

I have personally committed to halving my climate pollution by signing up for MomentUs (ecoamerica.org/momentus). Please join me in urging our policy makers to do the same.

Ani Crews, Vienna

Crews is the director of Blessed Tomorrow.

Teresa H. Sadler