The Hill: This Year versus Last

I had an encouraging experience on Monday and Tuesday. I visited our nation’s capitol to speak with some House members and their staff about climate change.

When I did this last year, it was an uphill battle. I had to constantly defend the scientific facts of global warming, leaving almost no time for a discussion of solutions.

This visit was like night and day. I spoke with members from both sides of the aisle, and there was unanimous agreement about the science. Global warming as a scientific issue is settled.

The issue on everyone’s mind this week was solutions – specifically, legislative options. How can the United States shift to a low-carbon economy that lowers our greenhouse gas emissions, enhances our energy security, and creates economic opportunity and jobs? That’s a tough question, but one we can reach consensus on if we roll up our sleeves and get to work.

What a difference a year makes!

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  1. Enrique
    Posted March 29, 2007 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    How about providing a 50% tax rebate for solar panels?
    or what if we could sell our extra alternative energy from our homes to the grid and get money for it?

  2. Posted March 30, 2007 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Hi Enrique. Those are good topics for future posts. We’ve added a Suggestion Box to the site to make it easier to suggestion new article topics. The link is on the left, just below the email signup box.