There are a number of actions that can be taken by this state to affect global warming.
North Carolina can require the agricultural sector to minimize methane emissions and use agricultural waste as a source for energy, reducing the burning of coal, oil and natural gas for electricity.
Changes in farming and forestry practices can be changed to require tree replacement programs. Trees and undisturbed soil absorb and store carbon, reducing the creation of carbon dioxide, which is harmful to the Earth's protective atmosphere.
Wind farms can be built in sparsely populated areas of North Carolina. Utilizing the power of the winds, electricity can be generated. Using this source of energy can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Solar energy farms can also be built in sparsely populated areas of North Carolina and would also generate alternative energy.
Energy conservation is the cost-effective way reducing warming emissions and government programs that educate and enforce conservation would go far to saving businesses money as well as protecting the environment.
Investing in replacing state government vehicles with alternatively powered vehicles are also viable ways to reduce emissions.
These are just a few things that this state can do to affect global warming and to protect the environmental treasures of North Carolina. This state cannot stop global warming by itself; however, by working with other states to take actions to limit harmful emissions, progress will be made. As more states work to slow global warming, the federal government will have no choice but to begin federally funded programs, as well. Potentially, these programs could include further tax credits on businesses and homes that conserve energy and limit emissions.
On a personal note, I want to comment on your response. I do not appreciate the tone or sentiment in your response to my question. I honestly believe that NC can become a leader in environmental protection and the prevention of further global warming. Your response was condescending and disrespectful and certainly does not make me want to vote for you in the coming November elections.
Thomas S. Brock