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    Lefty Coaster, aliasalias, Creosote

    ...in the Seattle Times:

    Climate change warrants attention

    Of course State Sen. Don Benton thinks there are more important things “at the moment” than climate change. Of course he’s ready to advocate “little things that add up over time” that may help us address what he charmingly calls the “climate-change situation.” [“Vancouver Republican basking in state Senate majority,” NWMonday, March 18.]

    There will always be more pressing short-term issues than climate change, because even a steadily accelerating greenhouse effect is going to offer consequences on a time scale larger than that of electoral politics. While there is no magic bullet that will fix the burgeoning climate crisis any more than there is a pill to cure lung cancer, this fact simply reinforces Gov. Jay Inslee’s sense of genuine responsibility.

    That the climate “situation” is vastly larger than the problems usually preoccupying our politicians is no reason to dismiss it. There may be more important things at the moment — but climate change is not an issue of the moment, but of the millennium.

    -- Warren Senders, Medford, Mass.

    Freedom isn't "on the march." Freedom dances.

    by WarrenS on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:53:58 PM PDT

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