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Letter: Accept what experts say on global warming and work toward solutions

Published: Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 file photo, workers repair electrical wires along the banks of the Ganges River in Allahabad, India.

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While a debate on human-caused climate change has virtually ended among experts, the Deseret News found an author who put up feeble con arguments in a pro/con juxtaposition of articles. Amy Ridenour, a representative of an ideologically-driven think tank, relied on unproven arguments ("Global warming isn't happening") that have been recycled for years by climate change deniers ("Wrong of Obama and Romney to dismiss Climate Change?" Nov.11).

The majority of Americans are listening to the climate scientists, observing what is happening around them, and concluding that the climate is changing. They see unprecedented heat, drought, precipitation and floods, like hurricane Sandy, as dramatic evidence. Now, rather than continuing to debate the issue, they are looking for solutions.

The day after these pro/con opinions were published, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications released its most recent survey report. It found that 77 percent of Americans say global warming should be a priority, and 92 percent say the president and Congress should make developing sources of clean energy a priority.

Let's accept what the majority of experts are telling us about human-caused climate change and work together for solutions.

David Folland

Sandy

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