To the editor:
The United Nations weather agency announced this week that the three most prevalent greenhouse gases not only reached record levels but are accumulating faster than had been predicted. It appears that the goals for limitation of warming of the earth set just two years ago in Copenhagen already are unrealistic.
The Republican Party and especially its candidates for president have assured us that this global warming issue is just a plot of international climate scientists in order to ... well, I’ve forgotten why they are doing this. Anyway, I want to thank the GOP because otherwise I would be worried — very worried.
On the off chance that this isn’t just a liberal, Big Government plot, California has taken some vigorous steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions using several approaches including their recently approved version of cap and trade. A simpler and possibly more effective approach is being promoted by the Climate Change Lobby www.citizensclimatelobby.org. Stay informed. This may be the most important issue of the 21st century.