Health benefits of low carbon living and Obama's appeal

Marc Gunther makes the case to cut carbon by examining the health benefits of a low-carbon lifestyle.

“One argument we haven’t heard nearly as much is that acting to curb the climate crisis will be good for our health. This could be a relevant, personal and powerful message. What’s more, while the climate benefits of burning cleaner fuels, eating less meat or driving less won’t be felt for decades, the health benefits are immediate.”

E2 has an excerpt from President Obama’s email appeal to supporters, asking them to sign a petition in support of energy legislation.

"The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate — a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans — that would achieve the same goal," Obama said. "So I'm asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future."

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