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Letter: What ‘environmental extremism?’

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

There exists no “environmental extremism” attempting to destroy individual property rights, as suggested by the March 8 program at the Lighthouse Worship Center. The exact opposite is true. The scientific community merely identifies problems and actions needed to be taken to preserve property at risk from climate change.

Last month, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences jointly with the British Royal Society released a short easy-to-read overview report titled “Climate Change, Evidence & Causes.” (It can be downloaded for free.) The conclusions state that climate change is occurring and that most of the recent change is due to emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activities.

If emissions of greenhouse gases continue unabated, “increases in the extremes of climate that can adversely affect natural ecosystems and human activities and infrastructure are expected.” These organizations represent the most respected ...

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