Elect those who care about the planet

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Three re­cent re­ports state our cli­mate is on steroids, caus­ing enor­mous hu­man mis­ery and costs:

1. The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion pro­jects a 7-de­gree tem­per­a­ture in­crease by 2100.

2. A UN sci­en­tific group pre­dicts by 2040 that the worst ef­fects of cli­mate change will be upon us.

3. Na­ture Mag­a­zine states that the oceans are far warmer than pre­vi­ously thought.

Those who con­tinue to elect politi­cians who sup­port fos­sil fu­els are com­plicit in wors­en­ing cli­mate change and those politi­cians who con­tinue to sup­port fos­sil fuel en­ergy will be held in con­tempt by fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

– Lee Brinson, Char­lotte fa­nat­ics are tak­ing the first steps to­ward fas­cism in Amer­ica. My father and ev­ery vet­eran who fought in a war to pro­tect our pre­cious free­doms are rolling in their graves.

Let us hope the day never comes that gun con­trol fa­nat­ics ac­com­plish what Mr. Salerno pro­poses.

– Joe Watts, Wades­boro

It is puz­zling what “ac­com­plish­ments” Fo­rum writer Trigg Cherry is re­fer­ring to when he speaks of Trump. The econ­omy is an ex­ten­sion of Obama’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, North Ko­rea is still a men­ace and he has done noth­ing about China but start a trade war.

He also sent the mil­i­tary to mul­ti­ple states cost­ing us mil­lions of dol­lars when the so-called car­a­van showed up pri­mar­ily near Cal­i­for­nia. He has dis­re­spected the

Dewey mil­i­tary

Rochester hol­i­days

and tra­di­tions and re­cently de­nied that Saudi Ara­bia has any­thing to do with the mur­der of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi. So what has he done that is pos­i­tive and good for the coun­try? Noth­ing.

– Dewey Rochester, Char­lotte

Fo­rum writer Will Whit­ley has writ­ten what is yet an­other let­ter call­ing for term lim­its. We have term lim­its, they are called elec­tions!

Frank The rea­son

McGuirt of­fice hol

ders serve mul­ti­ple terms is be­cause their con­stituents vote!

If you don’t like them then vote against them. Bet­ter yet, run against them your­self!

– Frank McGuirt, Win­gate

Not sure where Fo­rum writer Mary En­gle­bert is get­ting her eco­nomic data, but to claim that “al­most ev­ery re­li­able graph of eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity proves the econ­omy grew at a faster pace un­der Pres­i­dent Obama” is sur­pris­ing to say the least.

From 2009-2016 un­der Pres­i­dent Obama, real GDP grew at an­nual rate of 1.53 per­cent. Un­der Pres­i­dent Trump, real GDP grew

Tom by 2.3 per

Spencer cent in 2017

and av­er­aged 3.3 per­cent through three quar­ters of 2018. It is dis­ap­point­ing when facts get in the way.

– Tom Spencer, Wax­haw

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