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  • What a fascinating and tragic contrast of viewpoints on the world's climate situation.
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  • What a fascinating and tragic contrast of viewpoints on the world's climate situation.
    People who are experiencing effects of a warming planet such as Yeb Sano, the Philippine delegate to the U.N climate talks in Poland, who has written: "To anyone who continues to deny the reality of climate change, I dare you to go to the Pacific islands, the islands of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and see the impacts of rising sea levels ... to the hills of Central America that confront similar monstrous hurricanes, to the vast savannas of Africa where climate change has likewise become a matter of life and death as food and water becomes scarce ... And if that is not enough, you may want to pay a visit to the Philippines right now."
    Now, at the same time, two U.S. congressmen, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., have introduced a bill to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing any limits to CO2 from power plants, which is the leading cause of the warming.
    This is dark humor at its best. One sees the world in trouble and changes required. The other sees no reason to change anything. Fascinating. — Carl Prufer, Ashland
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