LETTERS: Floods and fires

Published 5:48 pm Thursday, November 22, 2018

Floods and fires

Major hurricanes have cost the U.S. over $780 billion.  All but one of the most expensive of these has occurred since 2000.  The cost of forest fires is approaching $3 billion annually and is increasing yearly. These figures don’t include tropical storms, nor does it include the number of people who lose their lives or have their lives affected by pollution or resettlement.  How can we measure the cost of these events?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report stated that we have a very short time to switch to renewable energy

Switching to renewable energy is one of the most important strategies that offer a possible solution to a future that nobody wants to think about.

Thomas Rea