LETTER: Perry should join courageous Republicans

York Dispatch

Many senior politicians in my youth had served in World War II as a matter of simple, humble duty. They saw honorably working together simply as what Americans did. That included proudly working well with Democrats.

The Reagan and then Bush Senior administrations sought to address the growing hole in the ozone layer. Their Montreal Protocol is why the ozone layer is healing instead of getting worse.

With that proud Republican history in mind I salute the 10 courageous House Republicans (including three from Pennsylvania) who presented the Gibson Resolution, declaring that we should help address the humanity-induced causes of climate change. Those are the same honorable kind of Republicans who created the Montreal Protocol, the EPA, the National Park system (Teddy Roosevelt) and the National Academy of Sciences (Lincoln).

The Army National Guard has been of great help to those impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. As wildfires, drought and storm damage continue to worsen with climate change, the entire U.S. military knows its help will be increasingly needed. Perhaps the National Guard's Brig. Gen. Scott Perry, our representative in Congress, can correspondingly find the courage to join his fellow Republicans in acknowledging the need to address the causes of climate change.

Rep. Perry's fellow National Guard members in the Carolinas certainly understand the damage caused by weather disasters. Rep. Perry, do you wish to reduce the strain on the National Guard and on the economy from climate change? If so, please join your fellow courageous Republicans in co-signing the Gibson Resolution.


Citizens' Climate Lobby

York City