Believe experts, not me, on climate change

2013-07-02T00:00:00Z Believe experts, not me, on climate change nwitimes.com
July 02, 2013 12:00 am

Perhaps Richard Gilliland enjoyed last year’s record-setting heat, too. Unnoticed, evidently, my letter quoted Scientific American, not Al Gore.

Those not enjoying our weather; those suffering through Katrina, Irene or Sandy; severe drought, resulting in humongous wildfires, Texans removing their cattle; the huge floods in Europe; encroaching desert in China, ad nauseum.

Just out: Science magazine: “The rate of warming over the last 100 years hasn't been seen for as far back as the advent of agriculture.”

Doubt me, but don’t doubt our military. The Navy sees oceans rising, their bases becoming problematic.

Some care enough about our children to seek out the truth, but if society believes the oil companies, subsidized by our tax dollars, rather than 92 percent of the world’s best scientists then ... .

Using wind, solar, thermal, tidal, relieves health problems, are free, provide more and better jobs than carbon-based energy, and never run out.

— Gordon Wilder, Highland

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