In response to John Schrand’s letter complaining that the president is spending too much on global warming. Well if you knew that the taxpayers pay the fossil fuel industry some $15 billion a year in subsidies, and that they have lied to the public since the ’70s when their own scientists told their execs that, “Yes, global warming is a result of burning fossil fuels and that we cannot continue on this path without serious consequences to the planet.” With that fact alone the fossil fuel industries like Exxon/Mobil, Koch Industries and others “lie to us,” should be enough to sway your opinion and admit we have a problem. The United Nations vote at COP 21 assures us that the countries that signed that agreement are going to support the deal brokered by our president.
In closing I would tell you to just look at what kind of weather we have had. Recently, some 7 inches of rain in three days. In Texas people have been killed by tornadoes in a category ETF4. Then, in New Mexico, 2 feet of snow, while in the East record-high temperatures!
Richard L. Wosylus, Smithton