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Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Jeff, has it occurred to you that warming might cause many other problems that will be costly?

Hurricane Sandy, more powerful tornadoes, worse winter weather in some areas and more drought in others. Each of these things is going to be far more costly than prevention. An old adage comes to mind: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Warming is just one of literally hundreds of things our leaders should be concerned about and working on.

Ignoring it would be like vacuuming the living room carpet while ignoring the grease fire on the kitchen stove.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

"Let's tell our elected officials to tackle bigger issues like the economy, tax relief and curbing spending, and leave global warming for another day when we have paid off the national debt and thus have some spare money sitting around."

In other words, never.

Great.

So you're suggesting we merely kick the can down the road and solve nothing. Great. That's what repubs excel at.

When was the last time we had no debt btw?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

This is the same conservative mindset that created the huge Federal deficeit in the 1st place.

Spend now, worry about paying for it later....

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

There's a lot of things we shouldn't be ignoring, and climate change is among them. It's refreshing to hear the president mention it, but I wouldn't worry about meaningful change anytime soon.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

I certainly agree that we have many issues to occupy our time and attention.

But to suggest that the future of our planet (and we only get one) is low on the priority list seems short sighted.

Do we have "bigger fish to fry". Perhaps not. Especially if we are the fish to be fried . . .

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

I do think, actually, that a condition that poses an existential threat to human life on this planet might become a fairly important issue, worth doing something about immediately.

PeanutGallery
Salt Lake City, UT

Good letter, Jeff, but global warming isn't ALL about spending more money. It's also about attacking capitalism, undermining freedom, and gaining more control over people's lives. Oops, sorry, I guess I'm supposed to call it "climate change" now.

Darrel
Eagle Mountain, UT

So...let's figure out our money and whether the wealthy should get a 3 point tax increase before we try to save the human race.

I don't see any fallacy with this logic.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@peanutegallery

thats right peanut its all about overthrowing your precious way of life.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

In a world with global warming there would be no water to grow your crops.

Drought.

Famine.

At what point would you realize, you cannot eat money?

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Said the Republican dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous, "Asteroids? You expect us to pay attention to asteroids? Don't we have more important things to worry about?"

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

More 'bait and switch' from Republicans.

Concerned about warming? Worry about the debt.

Bush doubled the debt and Obama hasn't? Worry about terrorism.

Osama Bin Laden is dead? what is Obama doing about global warming...?

Opinionated
Sandy, UT

RE: LDS Liberal: "Conservative mindset"? "Spend now, worry about paying for it later"? LOL, I believe you have your labels mixed up.

I find it amazing how our society is crumbling apart morally and financially, where our safety is being threatened from every side, where the concept of family is passe, and you want to make a big deal out of a small change in temp that only an egomaniac could think he could change. I'm not saying we shouldn't be aware of our footprint on the ecosystem--it just seems Jeff is right to say let's concentrate a little more on areas closer to home.

And, to blame climate change for every hurricane that comes our way is amazingly myopic.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Much of the deficit we face is now being driven by massive storms and the dollars needed to clean up. National flood insurance system worked fine for 50 years but since Katrina has gone belly up. Sandy will cost a trillion before it's over. Climate change is upon us; action is urgent NOW. In fact, it's probably too late.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "LDS Liberal" what are you talking about??? Conservatives are fighting the deficits. You and your ilk are the ones who have been running it up. By your ilk, I mean progressives an liberals in both parties. Just look at the $6 Trillion that your uber liberals have added over the past 4 years.

To those of you who think that we should destroy our economy in favor of the environment, go to Netflix and watch "Cool It". It is a film, that is produced by an AGW alarmist. He believes that CO2 drives climate change, but he states that economically the proposals make no sense. He shows how more lives could be saved by not implementing the protocols and regulations that are being proposed.

Ninjutsu
Sandy, UT

I seems to me that some people see climate change as a problem that needs to be addressed and are generating proposals to combat it.

Others, rather than making counter-proposals or coming up with their own ideas, just seem to be denying that the problem exists.

If conservatives want to do some good, they will debate the proposals themselves rather let so-called liberals take credit for any solution.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT
In a world with global warming there would be no water to grow your crops.
Drought.
Famine.
At what point would you realize, you cannot eat money?

11:02 a.m. Jan. 25, 2013

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They say their Christians,
but they don't read their scriptures.

Brigham Young talked about the time when a bushel of wheat would be worth more than a bushel gold.

But their too worried about what happened in Benghazi, if Obama has a birth certificate, and who staged the Sandy Hook massacre so the Government could come get their guns...

Just because their world never has enough conspiracies to explain their reality, doesn't mean the rest of have to agree with their AM radio fables.

Even Glenn Beck was telling them to pipedown on all the Conspiracy non-sense the other night...

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Remember when Bush and all the republicans were all about the hydrogen economy and how it was good for the planet? I remember well because I knew it was a red herring for real change that wasted at least a decade in making any real progress.

I haven't heard anything about the fake hydrogen economy in years. Ethanol is the same game.

Dektol
Powell, OH

You don't believe he should spend time on a weather pattern that can destroy many coastal cities and towns? That can be the cause of crop failures ending in starvation for millions?
If this is not important, what is?

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