Re "Climate change is real" (Letters, Jan. 12): It is wrong for the letter writer to claim that there is climate change based on a one-degree average temperature rise in the past year.
Data to substantiate a change of that magnitude is within the experimental error in the measurements taken.
To expect complete revision of our industrial base that uses coal-fired power generation is surely more destructive to our economy than wanting to make serious changes in the current system for powering our industries.
Japan has already begun to eliminate nuclear generators in favor of coal-fired power generation.
The major nations readily build more coal-powered generators. We have no control over the rest of the world to force a change in current practices for electrical power production.
Climate change resulting in temperature elevation may actually be a good thing. Personally I would like it at least five degrees warmer, especially in the winter months.
-- Gordon R. Gibson, Orangevale