To the editor: Los Angeles produces extra photo voltaic vitality than every other metropolis within the nation, however Olympic athletes and spectators flying into LAX will not see it once they arrive for the 2028 Summer season Video games. (“Can Los Angeles Lead the World on Local weather? We’ll Discover Out Quickly out of,” column, Oct. 26)
From the sky above, you could have seen the huge assortment of warehouses and enormous buildings close to the airport – enormous, desolate rooftops with hardly any photo voltaic panels in sight.
In its quest to generate 100% clear vitality and showcase its local weather progress to the world, Los Angeles ought to make the most of this huge photo voltaic potential. Warehouse roofs are a number of the greatest locations to generate clear vitality, however not practically sufficient of them have photo voltaic panels.
Town can present its local weather management by welcoming the world with a sea of photo voltaic panels once they fly in. Let’s ensure that all attainable warehouses, parking tons and enormous buildings have solar in time for the Olympics.
Steven King, Los Angeles
The writer is Surroundings California’s clear vitality advocate.
To the editor: The well timed article about Los Angeles main the world on local weather change in time for the 2028 Olympics was (virtually) wonderful. However together with extra photo voltaic vitality, electrical automobiles and different environmentally essential objectives, it’s important to always remember or low cost the significance of planting many extra bushes.
Jerry Rubin, Santa Monica
To the editor: Thanks for offering extra examples of the connection between our warming of the planet by burning fossil fuels and the ever-increasing human and environmental stress and struggling brought on by it.
You might be serving to to create the one optimistic local weather tipping level – the rising political will of the folks of america and the world to demand that their governments do what’s required to cease the warming of the planet and reverse it earlier than we cross too most of the unfavourable tipping factors.
Because the UN’s Jack O’Connor mentioned within the article: “We nonetheless drive the automobile. And we nonetheless have a alternative.”
For many of us, this implies being conscious, being energetic, contacting your elected officers and telling them that you’re involved in regards to the local weather disaster and wish to depart a vibrant future to your kids. Vote and encourage others to do the identical.
Robert Buckner, Sierra Madre