JOSEPH L. FIORDALISO / STAR-LEDGER – Every generation has its defining challenge. Scientists worldwide agree that we must act now to curb the worst effects of climate change, and I believe addressing this issue is our greatest challenge, as well as the most compelling moral obligation of our time.
Climate change is already impacting the health and day-to-day lives of New Jerseyans. This summer we’ve seen devastating flooding in South Jersey and several storm-related power outages throughout the state. Nine of our 10 hottest years ever recorded happened within the last 20 years, and more than half the counties in New Jersey get failing grades for air quality, caused by pollution and greenhouse gases.
Joseph L. Fiordaliso is president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.