Ice and Climate

Ice and climate

In response to “Melting Arctic sea ice reaches new low” (Sept. 20): We should find our hair on end when we read such news. Physical proof of a quickly warming climate is beyond debate. Record ice melt is one of the most graphic illustrations of the warming. Less ice accelerates warming (by allowing more sunlight to be absorbed into the dark sea instead of being reflected by white snow or ice), which adds further cause for concern.

While the economy dominates the current political debates, the hazy specter of global warming is towering over all else. A healthy planet is necessary over the long run. Both, not one, need attention.

We need to wake up and take action. Demand our political candidates face and address the climate facts and state their solutions.

John H. Reaves

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