Letter: Listen to the experts on climate change

By Dan Alters

I get frustrated by some people’s response to the scientific fact that the world’s climate has been altered by the burning of fossil fuels. Our climate is reacting to greenhouse gas emissions in some horrifying ways, but our Congress does not accept what the vast majority of climatologists have been saying for years — that the earth is warming up and that humans are the cause. Many believe the climate crisis is a political issue. Some citizens vehemently deny that climate change is even real.

I try to understand this reaction. People are afraid of change, and the climate crisis will certainly bring change, whether we aggressively address the crisis or we ignore it completely.

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