Top scientists on a United Nations panel warn us that the world has until 2030 to prevent a climate change disaster.

That challenge should be one that unites all of us on the coast of Georgia — both Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives — as we confront global warming’s impact on rising sea levels.

Polls conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication indicate widespread concern in our district about global warming, with more than half of the population supporting policies to address it.

Unfortunately, our current representative, Buddy Carter, has not demonstrated any commitment to protecting the environment, despite the wishes of his constituents. He received a 0 rating on the League of Conservation Voters scorecard for his anti-environmental voting record in Congress. Carter won’t even go on the record to condemn offshore drilling despite the fact that it would devastate tourism, fishing, and other coastal industries.

His opponent, on the other hand, has made protecting our environment one of her top priorities. Please vote on Nov. 6 to safeguard our environment. Vote for Lisa Ring.

Lyn Graybill

St. Simons Island

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