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A bipartisan truth

Dear Editor:I can believe there are as many intelligent Republicans as there are intelligent Democrats and Independents who are concerned about the future of our environment. Today, in chatting with my friendly Republican neighbor about the new movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” I learned that he assumed that the film would show partisan bias about global warming, exaggerating the direness of the situation. He suggested that the recent warming of the earth was mostly a natural climate cycle, not as serious as all that, and humans most likely bore very little responsibility for it.I despair that even this nonpartisan issue about the future of our planet has become so politicized that many people in the valley, like my neighbor, will miss this movie. We are all somewhat dependent on the skiing industry, and people can see in the film with their own eyes the drastic changes already taking place in much of the natural world, particularly ice sheets and glaciers, changes which coincide with our increased carbon dioxide emissions. The movie also shows what we can do about it.”An Inconvenient Truth” is currently showing at the Isis in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. Netflix also lists the movie as one you can “save” for when it becomes available on DVD.Ann MacLeodBasalt


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