Letter to the editor: Take action now on climate

Posted 4/24/21

I’m a mom and, like every Coloradan parent, my number one issue of concern is my kids. I want to give them the world. I want them to have opportunities, find a good job, be healthy, enjoy the …

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Letter to the editor: Take action now on climate

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I’m a mom and, like every Coloradan parent, my number one issue of concern is my kids. I want to give them the world. I want them to have opportunities, find a good job, be healthy, enjoy the wonder of our Colorado outdoors and most importantly, be happy. Unfortunately, unless we turn this ship around, the world we leave them will literally be on fire risking all that I want for them. 
The climate crisis is no longer an abstract notion of something that might happen someday. It is here. In 2020 we suffered 3 of the 4 largest wildfires in Colorado history. Just last week the Director of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control stated that we’re now having fire years, not seasons.  
Add that to potential worsening droughts, floods, increased insect-borne disease and heatwaves, and the picture of our children’s future looks quite grim.
Parents work tirelessly to set their kids up for success. What we don’t do is leave disasters for them to clean up. It’s not their mess. It’s ours and it’s our job to clean it up.
The state legislature is in session now and I hope they are going to do something about the climate crisis. Something real. So far the actions the state has taken are not enough. We are not on track to meet our statutorily mandated goals for carbon emissions reduction. I hope this year is different and we make real progress.
Paige Singer,
Arvada

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