DEAR EDITOR:

“You’re worried about what man has done and is doing to this magical planet that God gave us, and I share your concern. What is a conservative after all, but one who conserves?” — President Ronald Reagan

From the 150 national forests, five national parks and 18 national monuments created during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 and the signing of the Endangered Species Act in 1973 by Richard Nixon to the Montreal Protocol ratified by the Senate 83-0 and signed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, which propelled governments all over the planet to take action to arrest the destruction of the protective ozone layer, to the 1990 Clean Air Act signed by George H. W. Bush, Republicans have led the way toward a cleaner environment and healthier planet. The majority of economists agrees that the fastest way to reduce carbon in the environment is to put a price on carbon. All of us should investigate carbon pricing and ask our representatives and senators to embrace this fiscally-sound solution.

Nancy Jo Kirk

Kennesaw

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George Don Spruill

Ms. Kirk, carbon dioxide is harmless. Please do some research before you present your lack of knowledge for all to see.

CRAIG BARFIELD

While I agree that man humans have contributed to climate change, lets be clear that the climate has always been changing on its own with no help from us and will continue to do so.How foolish for us to think the climate needs us to "fix" it. Lets continue to live as clean as possible but stop the hysteria. Carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant. It is a required gas necessary to grow plants.

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