Ready for Plan B?

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

I know that it’s po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect to be wor­ried sick about global warm­ing, to feel guilty about how much we hu­mans are con­tribut­ing to cli­mate change and to sup­port ev­ery boon­dog­gle that’s prof­fered as a so­lu­tion (the costlier the bet­ter) to as­suage one’s guilt, but alas my con­science is clear and I con­tinue to con­sume and en­joy. How­ever, what if in a few years the Al Gores of the world are dis­par­aged and sci­en­tists con­clude the planet is cool­ing off? Now that would be some­thing to re­ally worry about.

Will we be pre­pared? Do we have a plan in re­serve to en­cour­age peo­ple to fly non­stop, be gas-guz­zlers and build huge en­er­gy­de­mand­ing houses with mas­sive car­bon foot­prints?

Is any­one think­ing about how to man­u­fac­ture cit­rus tree warm­ers? Should ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble be stored in aerosol cans? Would we have the fore­sight to de­mand that cat­tle­men make sure their cows re­pro­duce at top ca­pac­ity, thus help­ing spread meth­ane gas to has­ten the warm­ing? We have to stay on top of the sit­u­a­tion. Like the Boy Scouts say: Be pre­pared! Alexandra Mark New­port, Rhode Is­land

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