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Letter: On environment

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

For decades, scientists have predicted climate change, forest fires, raising oceans, and melting icecaps. NASA predicts a 2.5-10 degree temperature rise, and a 1-8 foot sea level rise by 2100. NASA warns of reduced water resources, stronger hurricanes, melting ice, record high temperatures, and intense rainfall events.

The Department of Defense warns: “The effects of a changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to … missions, operational plans, and installations.” DOD warns of competition for resources, economic downturns, loss of life, regional instability, increased piracy, and terrorist activity.

The Guardian reports that 60 percent of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been lost since 1970. This threatens human civilization. NASA data reveals that nine of the 10 warmest years in the 134-year record have all occurred since 2000. Today, these are no longer predictions, they are headlines.

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