To the editor:
Those who believe global warming is not the result of human activity need a wake-up call. The opinions of numerous climate researchers and scientists worldwide indicate that it is indeed the human population that is causing a drastic change in the climate. Global warming is a threat to the environment and everything it entails. A drought could shrivel an entire year's crops for a population of cattle and humans.
A recent Associated Press article reported that seven Western states and four Canadian provinces have proposed a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles. The proposed plan is aiming at the goal of reducing carbon emissions 15 percent by 2020. The plan was drafted by Arizona, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
As individuals, we can each take part in reducing global warming, but as a whole we can be more effective. The state of Kansas needs to propose a plan that will enable its residents to be active with this issue. What we need to ask ourselves is: Will doing nothing now harm us more later? Kansas has a huge potential for wind energy, but so far not much has been done. That is why we need our leaders to take action not later, but now.