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September 17, 2014

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letter to the editor:

A lifetime to see global warming

In my lifetime, airplanes converted from internal combustion engines to jet propulsion. The sound barrier was broken.

In my lifetime, new elements were discovered and scientists split and fused atoms, creating the world’s most powerful weapons.

In my lifetime, fatal diseases such as polio and whooping cough were defeated.

In my lifetime, radio signals allowed people to watch and listen to events around the world. Men at first orbited the Earth, then safely traveled to the moon.

In my lifetime, the deepest oceans and seas were explored, revealing new species of animals and plants. In my lifetime, satellites landed on Mars and others traveled beyond our solar system.

In my lifetime, we carry a small item in our pocket that will allow us to speak to someone else anywhere on the planet. The Hubble Telescope discovered giant planets orbiting far distant suns in other galaxies.

In my lifetime, silicon chips took supercomputing out of huge rooms and placed it on a person’s desktop or lap.

In my lifetime, scientists made huge leaps and bounds in technology.

Yet, in my lifetime there are fools who use all of these discoveries and technological advances who believe scientists can’t figure out if we have a global warming/climate change problem.

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