Category Archives: Reaves’ Opinions and Letters to the Editor

Major Fossil Fuel Companies See Need for Climate Action

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/21/fossil-fuel-majors-climate-action/ Major Fossil Fuel Companies See Need for Climate Action Major fossil fuel companies have spent much energy to determine whether the fuels they sell actually cause climate change. The bottom line? They do and, perhaps surprisingly, many of them … Continue reading

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Climate change Threats Exist – Letter to the Editor San Diego Union Tribune

CLIMATE CHANGE THREATS EXIST Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune February 25, 2014 Regarding the Feb. 22 op-ed “Unsettled science,” by Charles Krauthammer, Krauthammer’s recurring sarcasm over climate change and biblical references to “whoring” puzzle me. Climate science may … Continue reading

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Some Regulation Needed for Well-Being. Letter to Editor San Diego Union Tribune

Reprinted from San Diego Union Tribune Oct. 29, 2013 SOME REGULATION NEEDED FOR WELL-BEING Regarding the “Regulation gone wild” duo of op-eds (“Fixing California,” Oct. 27), the U-T’s regular diatribe against environmentalists — do what you want with property and … Continue reading

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Value in Carbon Pollution Disposal Fee. OpEd by John Reaves and Ret’d RADM Len Hering

Value in carbon pollution disposal fee. San Diego Union Tribune. September 12, 2013 With President Obama’s June directive that the Environmental Protection Agency draft regulations to reduce power plant emissions, industry might consider supporting a broader, more effective approach. First, … Continue reading

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FEELS TIME IS RIGHT FOR CARBON POLLUTION FEE (Letter to the Editor)

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune August 12, 2013. FEELS TIME IS RIGHT FOR CARBON POLLUTION FEE Three articles were published this past week on climate change. The first concerned a poll showing an overwhelming desire by Californians to … Continue reading

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Climate Debate Heats Up (Letter to the Editor)

Reprinted from San Diego Union Tribune, May 22, 2013. Letter to the Editor in response to Lamar Smith’s opinion, “Needed: Better Debate on Climate and Energy” (San Diego Union Tribune, May 21, 2013). Lamar Smith’s dogmatic view of climate is … Continue reading

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Pope and Climate Change (Letter to the Editor)

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune (3-23-13) POPE AND CLIMATE CHANGE Pope Francis calls on people around the world to protect the poor and the environment. He will certainly be continuing the call by the Vatican in May 2011, … Continue reading

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Keystone, Energy Concerns (Letter to the Editor)

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune (March 6, 2013) Regarding the editorial “Keystone pipeline: Reason trumps hysteria” (March 5): U-T, why the name-calling and selective reasoning? The State Department – in a twist of logic – says Keystone would … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor regarding “U.S. Roasts to Record Hottest Year by Far”

Reprinted from San Diego Union Tribune Letters to the Editor (1-10-13) The hot topic Signs are staring us in our face: Record U.S. heat – 34,008 high [records] compared to 6,664 low records. Record Arctic and Antarctic ice melts. Superstorm … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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