Global warming is real. If we don't act fast, our children and grandchildren won't have a Jersey shore to enjoy. By the end of this century, sea level rise will drown our prized beaches and coastal treasures like Atlantic City, Cape May and the Meadowlands.
The good news is that we can avoid the worst effects of global warming by dramatically cutting our global warming emissions. We can do that by making big changes to reduce our energy consumption and increase clean energy generation like wind and solar.
But in order to do this, we need leadership in our state to set the standard for the rest of the country. Governor Corzine, who has talked about global warming as his top environmental priority, is the man for job.
Governor Corzine should pledge to reduce New Jersey's global warming emissions by 70 percent by 2050, put a plan in place to start cutting our emissions right away and work with the state legislature to pass the Global Warming Response Act (A3301/S2114), which requires statewide reductions in global warming emissions to below 1990 levels by 2020.
If we're going to solve global warming, we have to start here and now.
Susan Scherman, R.N. Paralegal