Letter: Global warming

May 26, 2014 

Those in power who seek to scare the uneducated over an impending doom due to climate change say they want to save the planet, but their actions testify to the contrary.

How can this be?

Because they fight any energy source or breakthrough that has a chance of making a real reduction in CO2.

Nuclear energy has saved us from pumping over 28 billion tons of CO2 (many times that of wind and solar together) in the atmosphere in a 60-year period yet most alarmists fight it tooth and nail.

Natural gas has saved over 25 billion tons over coal yet alarmists show up protesting fracking.

Hydro may be the cleanest of all, yet this bunch wants to tear down the dams.

Electric cars are now available, but most alarmists drive gas guzzlers and the wealthy ones fly without concern in private jets. Al Gore's carbon footprint for just one of his mansions is about 20 times average.

What can we conclude from this? This bunch really isn't concerned about saving the planet at all, but have another agenda which is to use global warming as an excuse to impose their political agenda on us.

JOSEPH J. DEWEY, Boise

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