The 2018 National Climate Assessment warned of worsening U.S. disasters due to human-caused climate change. This year carbon emissions grew by 2.5 percent in the United States, which shows that our government needs to do more to reduce carbon emissions.

Most European countries tax carbon emissions, and maybe that’s why carbon emissions have been declining in Europe instead of increasing.

Part of George H.W. Bush’s legacy was the Clean Air Act of 1990, which reduced acid rain, urban air pollution and toxic air emissions. This act had the support of most Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate.

For the sake of future generations, both political parties need to work together, like they did in 1990, and agree on climate change solutions.

Russell Patterson, West Valley City