READERS WRITE: MAR. 13

The “New Green Deal” calls for collective action on human-caused climate change. As someone who trusts scientists’ peer-reviewed findings, I worry not enough Americans understand the importance of replacing fossil fuels with clean power, and that they discount the imperative for governments to act. It’s a crisis of epistemology. Many take the book of Genesis literally and consider evolution heretical. Then they discount climate scientists and trust the “invisible hand of the market” while ignoring the invisible blanket of greenhouse emissions. My dad, a United Methodist minister, taught me the Old Testament prophets delivered messages the faithful needed to hear, to prepare them. Today, the message is, “Listen to scientists. Truth is realized through responsible stewardship.” I urge you to study the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act on Congress.gov. This bipartisan bill is not socialistic. Get involved.

BOB JAMES, ATLANTA

In “Voting system cost estimates spur questions” (Metro, March 4), the AJC reported that Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger was strongly advocating we accept the less secure and more expensive new voting process ($150 million vs. $30 million) by choosing touch-screen technology. He cites a poll conducted by Landmark Communications that shows support for the system. Certainly, there could be no coincidence that Landmark was Raffensperger’s primary political consultant during his campaign. And certainly, there is no bias by his deputy secretary of state, who by sheer coincidence was a vice president for Landmark. Sounds like a serious conflict of interest to me. But that’s typical politics in Georgia: Scratch my back during the campaign season, and I’ll pay you back when in office – at the taxpayers’ expense.

P.D. GOSSAGE, JOHNS CREEK

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