Re "Americans have trouble swallowing science on climate" (Viewpoints, May 13): Americans would have no trouble swallowing science if it had not been publicly tainted by those who want to deny us its intellectually nutritious benefits. Now that conservatives such as Michael Gerson are finally talking about solutions, such as a carbon tax with full dividend returned to households, there is hope that the artificial fog shrouding climate science is lifting.
All that remains is for our leaders to stop brawling. Given the U.S. Senate fiasco regarding the Keystone pipeline and the energy-efficiency bill, we should not expect any spontaneous action from that institution. We, the science-fortified public, need to light a fire under them.
-- Stephen J. Hardy, Woodland