Jan Freed, Los Angeles Daily News
Re “What can Americans expect from the climate change summit in Paris?” (RedBlue America, Dec. 3):
Excellent discussion. I, however, do not share the pessimism of Joel Mathis (commitments are widely shared, including that from China) or the misleading facts of Ben Boychuk, who claims, “The argument is over how much human activity contributes to climate change and what, if anything, might be done about it.”
There is no real “argument” among scientists. One estimate is 80 to 120 percent of warming is due to man-made greenhouse gases. We would actually be in a cooling phase absent these gases. Also, economists the world over agree that a price on carbon is most effective.
Rebate these fees and jobs grow, too. Denial, dismissing the science and delay do not make us safe, only more fearful that no one is minding the store.