In his Fort Report from Feb. 14, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry highlighted two failures of China’s management.
* It ignored the hazards of air pollution leading to excessive air and water air pollution.
* It silenced Dr. Li Wenliang when he warned others concerning the coronavirus and thereby permitted its explosive progress.
Fortenberry additionally highlighted the success our CDC had addressing Ebola a number of years in the past. Our bipartisan efforts stopped the epidemic and made the world safer throughout subsequent outbreaks.
Rep. Fortenberry wants his personal “Chernobyl second.” Local weather scientists are unanimous: Local weather change is actual, it’s critical, and we are able to repair it however we have to begin now. We have now seen the rise in excessive climate occasions already, together with final spring’s floods.
The hysterics of local weather deniers won’t lower these occasions within the a long time to come back. There’s a bipartisan resolution that places a steadily rising price on carbon manufacturing on the supply after which pays dividends to American households.
It might reduce greenhouse emissions by 40% whereas rising the financial system. The Chinese language have confirmed the hazard of prioritizing short-term political expediency over long-term good governance. Cease following their examples.