AJC writer Torpy seems to be “anti-accuracy.”
D.A. KING, MARIETTA, PRESIDENT, THE DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY
Hurricane’s toll shows need to fight global warming
The revelation that Hurricane Maria had a death toll twice that of Katrina is heartbreaking news, and symbolizes that we are not prepared for the storms of our rapidly warming world. As sea levels rise and oceans warm, scientists expect the intensity of storms to continue to worsen. Maria proved that we do not have the infrastructure (or political will) to keep our citizens safe in this changing world. However, we can avoid the worst effects of global warming if we quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The best first step is to put a fee on carbon pollution and return the fee to American households. This approach enjoys bipartisan support, and studies validate its economic and environmental benefits.
JEFF SHADE, ATLANTA