I am a 10-year-old girl who lives in Northampton, and I greatly enjoyed reading the recent article in the Gazette, “Young people work to stop climate change at summit.” Small actions like these can make a big difference.
In addition to local action at our high schools, we need national-level action. This week, U.S. Reps. Francis Rooney and Ted Deutch and others introduced an important bipartisan bill, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill can do a lot to fight climate change, because it puts a price on carbon pollution.
I think that other kids in Northampton should write to Rep. Jim McGovern, like I did, to ask him to support this really important bill.
By working together on both local and national levels, I think kids can make a big difference in fighting climate change.