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Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Trump is Global Warming Danger": Letter to the Hartford Courant

This writer submitted the following Letter to the Editor of the Hartford (CT) Courant, which was published November 16, 2016.  The text is shown below, followed by a screen shot of the letter from the Courant’s website.

 Letters  Trump is Global Warming Danger
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted that "global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive". He has appointed a global warming denier, Myron Ebell, to lead the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency, where he will oversee dismantling federal policies directed toward reducing emission rates.
Undoing America's leadership role in the world's 2015 agreement to battle global warming would not only unleash further U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but also unravel the worldwide agreement.
Scientists around the globe have clearly shown that human burning of fossil fuels causes increased carbon dioxide emissions, and that the added carbon dioxide causes warming of the planet and its resulting environmental harms. Continued unconstrained emissions will wreak worsening environmental damage, leaving our children to contend with the consequences.
I spoke about the science of global warming to high school students two days after the election. They thanked me profusely. It's clear they understood the dangers that continued warming would present for their future.  Especially for their sakes, we should oppose Trump's policies.
Henry E. Auer, New Haven
The writer, who holds a Ph.D. in physical biochemistry, has published the Global Warming Blog at since 2010.

                  Screen shot of writer's letter to the editor of the Hartford Courant, accessed  
               November 17, 2016.
© 2016 Hartford Courant and Henry Auer

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