Making Maryland carbon-neutral in a generation

Responses to open letter on climate change

Delegate Dan Morhaim, M.D., Maryland State Delegate District 11, Delegate Morhaim:

I fully support the MIT Open Letter on Climate change. There is no doubt that human activity, from using overuse of fossil fuels to deforestation, has changed global climate. But it is also clear that there are actions steps we can take so that future generations can live in an environmentally safe world. Those range from recycling and using environmentally sound products to changing on national and global policy on energy. The exciting challenge is to redesign everything we do and create a next industrial revolution, one based on the operative principles of nature. As Thomas Edison said in 1931:  "We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind, tide - I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.".

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