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Letter to the Editor: Pres. Candidates on Climate Change

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 06:11

Scientist Michio Kaku confirmed on CBS on Nov. 2 that scientific  opinion on the reality of global warming is now nearly unanimous.

One has to look long and hard to find any respected scientist who is still skeptical about it. Humans have impacted the temperature of the Earth, and as a result, all indicators point to the fact that 100-year storms will be much more frequent — a new normal.

The “elephant in the room” during this presidential election is global warming and its clear linkage to the burning of fossil fuels. Comparing the energy policies of the two candidates, the choice is clear: Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney wants to “drill baby drill,”

while President Barack Obama recognizes the threat of global warming and pushes us toward an economy based on renewable energy.

Laurel Graham is an associate professor of sociology at USF.

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