Time to lead on climate change
05/12/2014 1:05 AM
05/12/2014 9:00 AM
Re "Report says climate change is here" (Page A1, May 7): Tonight when friends and I watched "Years of Living Dangerously," the TV series about climate change, we had different reactions. Some serious conversations resulted.
One theme is the transformation of skeptics and deniers when faced with dramatic real life tragedies. The science of climate change isn't just numbers and graphs anymore. It also isn't hard to understand its impacts.
Our severe drought in California is one example, and it's devastating for our growers. Now that the majority of us understand that climate change is real and mostly man-made, it's sad to watch our leaders not actually leading on this issue. Their inaction is costing us as taxpayers, hurting our economy and putting us behind most countries.
If these so-called leaders could embrace science and take the brave steps forward that we elected them to do, this story will have a better ending.
-- Carol Weed, Walnut Creek
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