Make change to improve energy efficiency by John Irwin
The following letter to the editor appeared in the September 12 edition of The News Journal.
I know that it has become customary to think that everybody’s opinion on climate change is as good as anybody else’s, that there’s no such thing as scientific expertise, but people who study something as a career and become experts are more believable and should be respected. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry with an opinion should not be given equal hearing and consideration in comparison.
It matters that the American Meteorological Association just came out with a statement about climate change: “There is unequivocal evidence that Earth’s lower atmosphere, ocean, and land surface are warming; sea level is rising; and snow cover, mountain glaciers, and Arctic sea ice are shrinking. The dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities. This scientific finding is based on a large and persuasive body of research.”
To read the full statement see: http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012climatechange.html
Now this can be added to the fact that all the major national academies of science around the world have come to the same conclusion. Please, let’s start making the changes in policy and lifestyle to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by shifting energy sources and improving our energy efficiency?