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Our grandchildren will pay

What are the current and future costs of global warming to private property and public infrastructure? After reading former secretary of the treasury Henry M. Paulson’s June 21 piece in The New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash,” it is pretty easy to conclude that it will be trillions of dollars. Who will pay for this?

The Republican Party is committed to denying that there is even a future financial cost to our collective use of fossil fuels. What craziness; what insanity. They have become the Alfred E. Neuman political party on this issue, and they should change their slogan to “What, me worry?” If you don’t know who Alfred E. Neuman is, you can read Mad magazine at our library; it is great satire.

Our grandchildren will pay trillions for our unsustainable ways.

Tom Mooney