OUR ENVIRONMENT and Climate Crisis in Henderson County, NC
Uncontrolled burning of fossil fuels and a doubling of the world’s population to almost 8 billion over the last 50 years have done extensive damage to the Earth:
- 85% of our wetlands and half our coral reefs have vanished
- 75 million acres of prime forest disappeared over the last decade
- One third of our soil has been lost to erosion, deforestation and agricultural practices
Swift action is needed to restore our degraded environment and slow the rate of climate change. All of us must play a role, with the federal government leading the effort through research, regulation and enforcement – as it has since President Nixon established the EPA in 1970. However, by promoting fossil fuels like coal, rejecting the Paris Climate Accords and reversing environmental safeguards, the Trump Administration is accelerating a crisis already spinning out of control.
Let’s work together for better EARTH care for Henderson County, North Carolina and for our families! IF you agree vote for local, state and Federal Democrats on November 3rd !
This article will give more smart tips on reducing your carbon footprint:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/12/0 3/upshot/what-you-can-do-about- climatechange.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
See more information, quotes and cited sources for this position in the below PDF.Environment 9.28