Thursday, September 24, 2020
Sept. 24, 2020

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Letter: There’s no debate on climate change

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No one, Democrat or Republican, American, French or Brit, Catholic or Atheist, straight or LGBTQ, white or black, has the right to impose any restrictions on the climate change debate. On the contrary, we have done so little in this country to further the safety of this planet that we should have courses in grade school, book clubs and town hall meetings on the subject.

We should live in shame and fear for what we have let our president pull off in attempting to back out of the Paris accord, spurning Kyoto and ignoring the lessons of Al Gore and Sir Nicholas Stern. The collective stupidity of the country which produces the second-most pollution strangling every citizen on Earth is appalling. Germany, France and 193 other countries have taken note and moved on to save us all even if it means offending Trump.

The only discussion is how much will it cost the world; the debate is only about when do we start. Everything else is just politics and business, the new realpolitik that even Putin understands. The what-and-the-why debate is over, the how and when will start Nov. 3, 2020.

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