LETTER: Climate change is real and humans are responsible – Fredericksburg.com
Climate change is real and humans are responsible
NASA and 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is real and man-made. They are certain about this fact as they are that smoking cigarettes causes lung cancer, but some people still refuse to accept the basic science.
As a result, I must take issue with the Jan. 1, 2019 letter [“Climate change remains unproven theory”]. . The writer’s unwillingness to accept the basic scientific consensus that human-generated CO2 emissions are a significant cause of global warming is nothing short of climate change denial.
He contends that “[Man-made global warming] is an unproven hypothesis with which the promoters hope to fleece the populations of the developed world out of billions or trillions of dollars.” When in reality, switching to clean energy like wind and solar not only cuts the carbon pollution that contributes to global warming, but has created hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country.
Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and floods are now more frequent and severe, and they are only projected to get worse due to climate change. In short, the world is getting hotter, and humans are responsible.