Letters: The sand’s getting hot, so don’t bury your head in it

Re: ‘Climate confusion’ (Metro, May 2)

I’m confused as to why there is still “climate confusion.” I just read the latest National Climate Assessment report, which was released today. There is undeniable evidence that the average temperature of the Earth continues to rise, resulting in, among other things, longer and drier droughts and more frequent and severe storms. People can pretend these problems don’t exist, but doing so won’t make the problems go away — just like pretending terrorism and national debt don’t exist won’t make those two problems go away, either.

Carl Hanson, via email

Re: ‘A climate of stifled speech’ (Metro, May 6)Mr. Dixon, facts cannot be debated. Ninety-nine percent of the world’s climate scientists agree that climate change is man-made. If we invested in green energy the way we put money into oil and gas, we would be able to catch up to countries such as Germany and become energy self-sufficient. Since 2004, America has experienced nine of the top 10 most costly hurricanes. In the past five years, we have experienced terrible floods, fires and droughts. The government should spend TRILLIONS on wind and solar power; if we did we would be free of fossil fuels. Big Oil loves when the average citizen fights for their right to pollute.

Kylie Smith, via email



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