Having read your Mountain View town hall summary ("Eshoo tackles impeachment, health care at town hall meeting," July 26), it came as a surprise to me that climate change was not discussed, and I decided to attend your Redwood City town hall meeting. Again I was most disappointed by the absence of climate change. Regrettably, I was not given an opportunity to speak.
I will not waste much time about the urgency of this matter, other than to say that the outlook to recover from climate change is most distressing.
Climate change is by no means a new concept. It was well understood at the international level through the 1990 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Yet we have decided to ignore the issue. As a generation, we have utterly failed to take action. Even when we had a presidential candidate like Hillary Clinton who suggested that we can address the issue by installing millions of solar panels, I cringe. She failed to understand the issue. In fact, it was not until I recently heard the new European Union president, Ursula von der Leyen, speak in Brussels, that I finally heard a top politician that ranked and addressed the issue as it should — the No. 1 priority issue!
You may feel at loss as to how to address the topic. That is understandable. But it simply cannot be swept under the rug for another day. It must be brought out at every opportunity, and people must be reminded.
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