To The Editor:
I strongly urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invest in renewable energy and wean the state off our fossil-fuel addiction. New York must step up as the federal government turns a blind eye to climate change.
Constant warnings from experts and calls from New Yorkers who experienced Superstorm Sandy to act are apparently not waking up our policy makers sufficiently. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, arid land and crop reduction should be enough to sound the alarm. But if the fossil-fuel industry cannot think into the future and about the realities of climate change, then we must cut ties—and cut ties now.
New York Public Interest Research Group, Queens