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'The Right Thing' 

Editor:

I support the Green New Deal because it is the only legislation ever proposed in our country that has the power and scope to address the climate emergency ("Huffman Appointed to New Congressional Climate Crisis Committee," posted Feb. 7). The latest United Nations report on climate says that we have 12 years to totally and radically transform our economy if we are to sustain human civilization as we know it.

Personally, I am frightened by the upsurge of extreme weather events, especially the devastating wildfires in our region and state. National polls show that the vast majority of Americans, regardless of political party, support the Green New Deal. It will help save the climate, decrease pollution and create millions of well-paying jobs in the process. We owe it to our children and their children to do the right thing now rather than allowing our planet to slide into climate catastrophe.

Scott Feldman, Arcata

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