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Letter to the editor: Climate change is real threat

After another colder than usual winter, we are glad to enjoy the spring weather.

It seems that global warming cannot be imminent, but other places that should have had a frigid winter did not.

In fact, January through March was the warmest worldwide ever for those months on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What is more, when looking at it from a global perspective, the Eastern United States was the only landmass in the world where the temperatures were below normal this past winter.

While we were below normal, the Western United States was setting records for heat.

The greenhouse effect from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been known about for more than 100 years. In spite of mounting evidence of warming, particularly in polar regions, not enough has been done to alter our catastrophic course.

Governments on all levels are addressing climate change, but much more is needed. The president is doing all he can to reduce carbon pollution with the Clean Power Plan, but individuals need to consider the global effect of their every action also.

Earth Day, April 22, is a call to action.

J. Phillip Yanak

Millheim

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