Bad weather under W.
Dear Editor:A vote for George W. Bush for president is a vote for more devastating weather.The president of the United States is the one person in the world who really can do something about the weather. The United States is the world’s biggest polluter. We produce more than a third of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.George W. Bush could have made decisions to drastically reduce our emissions and global warming. Instead, he has done everything possible to increase the use of fossil fuels, decrease conservation and the use of alternate fuels and make the Kyoto Treaty ineffective and contribute to global warming.The results are more devastating droughts and forest fires in the West and flooding and warm winters in the East.The results are an increase in diseases like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Lyme disease and West Nile virus.Global warming has also increased the spread of insects, including mosquitoes and fire ants in new areas.Our health, our lives and our way of life are being radically changed and George W. Bush has chosen to make all of this worse.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for more droughts and floods.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for more devastating forest fires.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for more skin cancer, severe hay fever and asthma.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for shorter snowboarding and ski seasons with less snow and more rocks.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for burned lawns.• A vote for George W. Bush is a vote for mosquitos and fire ants.• Decisions by George W. Bush affect every person in the world. Everyone needs to do their part to see that he isn’t re-elected.Louette L. WilliamsGlenwood Springs
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