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Dear Editor:Human-caused climate change is now so widely accepted among scientists and policymakers that only the most willfully ignorant continue to deny it. Mike Mason’s letters are proof of that. Some people just can’t give up their outdated worldview, and they’ll go to the most absurd lengths to convince themselves they don’t have to. That’s their right, but I start to get annoyed when they try to muddy the waters of a serious policy issue with pseudoscientific nonsense. And I get really offended, frankly, when Mike Mason, having written three paragraphs explaining why he thinks humans aren’t the cause of climate change, finishes his letter by claiming that increased levels of carbon dioxide are good and that “a sea level rise of 2 or 3 feet … will not flood anyone in Aspen!” That’s the nastiest, most cynical statement I’ve read in a long while. Tell it to the hundreds of millions of people in the world whose homes will be destroyed, Mike. Tell it to New Orleans and New York and Miami. Tell it to your children and your grandchildren.Dave ReedCarbondale


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