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Wayne Hild: Impending disaster demands action

“Burning all the world’s deposits of coal, oil and natural gas would raise the temperature enough to melt the entire ice sheet covering Antarctica, driving the level of the sea up by more than 160 feet, scientists reported Friday. In a major surprise to the scientists, they found that half the melting could occur in as little as a thousand years, causing the ocean to rise by something on the order of a foot per decade, roughly 10 times the rate at which it is rising now.” — New York Times, 9/11/2015

Just how great a disaster must occur before our self-serving government actually does something to alleviate this self-inflicted cataclysm?

If you truly are a “conservative,” convince your fellow “conservatives” of the dire need to do something about our species continuing escalation of our consumption of fossil fuels. Both your and my grandchildren are desperately counting on our elected representatives to avert a global tragedy. Every week there is some new research or weather catastrophe documenting some of the possible early consequences of inaction occurring in all corners of our planet’s delicate ecosystem.

Please join me in telling our representatives that they must not fail in fixing this impending disaster.

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