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  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    March 25, 2014 11:54 a.m.

    HaHaHaHa - I'd love to point out that you contradict yourself when describing we leftists as 1) living a lifestyle that undermines our efforts to stem the affects of climate change, while simultaneously 2) seeking to use the machinations of government to control everyone and force them to live a lifestyle that has a small environmental footprint; but that sort of reasoning is lost on you, right?

    In all sincerity, I just want to confirm that you are accusing us leftists of doing two things simultaneously that are mutually exclusive. And, then you have the audacity to label us as hypocrites and claim we manufacture issues. Riiiiiight.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    March 24, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    "Here is the problem with nutty liberals. They like to manufacture issues.."

    Bill Maher talks about the conservative bubble. Here's the perfect example.

    What's frightening is this is willful. You couldn't talk folks like this out of this blindness if you had it written on stone tablets you found in a burning bush.

    Sorry for using the word bush. I'm sure I'm now going to get accused of blaming all of this on George Bush.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    March 23, 2014 4:41 p.m.

    Here is the problem with nutty liberals. They like to manufacture issues, and then try to make comparisons between other issues, (just like this letter) that really have no comparison. You know, they compare apples to oranges instead apples to apples.
    The other problem is they have this nasty bad habit of lying, and not telling the truth. 95%? Not really true!! Falsified data? The list goes on and on.
    Finally the leftists have this other huge problem of hypocrisy. Except for a small handful of ultra nutty minimalists, most libs talk the big game about personal responsibility concerning their thoughts on climate control, but they live a hypocrite lifestyle that defies their vocal lunacy about climate control. It really is like most leftist issues, a desire for them to control other peoples lives through big government policy.

  • slcdenizen t-ville, UT
    March 23, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    Here's the problem with the left-wing of America. However daft and ignorant conservatives are, they're pros at building a consensus regarding an issue and move the proverbial chains while the liberals respond to the rhetoric with contemplation and respect. Look at Hobby Lobby. They initiated a cynical campaign about religious freedom in order to receive special treatment with their insurance policies. It's not a matter of respect for their religion, it's about their pocketbooks. Why can't liberals take the same approach. Throw sanity out the window and holler from the rooftops that gays not being allowed to marry is causing the drought in the West, or that global warming is a prophecy in fulfillment from Elijah. Nobody cares about careful analysis and respectful dialogue. We want hateful rhetoric and apocalyptic pronouncements. Get with the program Dems.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    March 23, 2014 11:18 a.m.

    No change in the forecast, the pillaging of the Earth's resources is not quite complete. Spot on letter that emphasizes that it is better error on the side of caution.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    How much personal profit Dick Cheney made off with while "keeping us safe"????

    Those cost-plus bids, for Halliburton really helped Dick Cheney, his friends, and many other profiteers of the Iraq war.

    The waste and outright fraud was well documented, but no one really cares. That is my opinion along with inconvenient truths.

  • Stalwart Sentinel San Jose, CA
    March 23, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    Sadly, this issue, and many others, are proving that Utah conservatives are falling prey to a growing conservative consensus wherein ignorance is a political virtue.

    As a liberal, I fully expect to disagree with most other LDS members on social issues, etc... but cannot fathom how Mormon conservatives now seemingly demonstrate disdain en masse for our Mother Earth.

  • LDS Tree-Hugger Farmington, UT
    March 23, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    Like I heard one GOP delegate nominee proudly say at the Caucus meeting last Tuesday night --
    "If the EPA is FOR it, then I'm against it!"

    Talk about blind, willful ignorance fueled only by rabid hatred - rather than using God given Common Sense, Intelligence, or Reasoning.

    [BTW - He sadly won the delegate vote.]

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    March 23, 2014 6:33 a.m.

    There are so many other non-climate benefits that can come with potential climate solutions.

    Renewable energy, such as wind and solar, is price stable, doesn't consume water, is clean (no Fukushima and coal pollutants to clean up or create regulations to monitor), and can be harvested domestically (so no Mideast wars to secure oil). Red states, such as Texas, Iowa, Kansas, and others are fast seeing the economic benefits of clean energy in rural communities -- and they want more.

    Electric vehicles are steadily taking off, thanks to the radical advances of Tesla where it will be launching a 400-mile battery pack soon. Electric vehicles are faster, cleaner, and require significantly less maintenance than gasoline-powered cars, so will be cheaper to operate.

    High performance and zero-energy buildings are also taking off where they are so efficient or produce most/all of their energy onsite. Not only are they cheap to live in, but they're more comfortable as they work in harmony with the sun to avoid heat gains, etc.

    Clearly, technology to reduce carbon will bring about a less-expensive, more comfortable world.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 23, 2014 12:20 a.m.

    Let's say you were suffering from severe headaches and you visited 100 brain surgeons to get an opinion. 97 of them said you had a malignant tumor that had to come out immediately or you would die. The other 3 said that they weren't sure. What would you do? That's the exact situation we find ourselves in with global warming.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 23, 2014 12:18 a.m.

    Maybe Al Gore should be the cause of a hunting 'accident'. Then, he'd be taken seriously.