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Letter: Climate deniers kiss off science

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer, and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion; that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. The outcome over the next 50 years and beyond could include massive heat waves, prolonged drought, extreme weather and the mass extinction of species. The good news is we can do something about it while helping the economy. We’ve already made a good start by making our cars and trucks more efficient, while starting to limit pollution from the dirtiest power plants, the chief contributor of America’s climate change pollution. To prevent the devastating effects of the climate crisis, we should all support these efforts. The EPA has proposed America’s first-ever national limits on climate pollution from future power plants, and received nearly 4 million comments in support of this rule before the May 9 comment deadline. While virtually all climate scientists agree that human activities are warming the planet, one out of three members of Congress are stalwart, head-in-the-sand climate deniers, and many more hide behind other excuses to avoid addressing this threat. Viacrucis lives in Moorhead