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Make a decision



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Are we going to leave a world to our children, grandchildren, and their descendants with a drastically altered climate–one that literally if not figuratively “uproots” the essence of our way of life? (Indeed, Kansans may be facing a very different landscape, one of draught followed by land eroding torrents that do not stay long enough to properly nourish crops, and temperatures that suit a very different kind of plant life.)

If you are a legislator in the State of Kansas, you must make a decision. Will you work toward a lowering of carbon dioxide emissions–or will you not? The question is not whether you want to limit the growth in CO2 emissions, the question is whether you will work to reduce emissions. Scientists tell us we need to reduce by as much as 80% (4 out of every 5 units of CO2 emissions eliminated). Limiting the growth of CO2 will have almost negligible effect on climate change, as it continues the buildup of CO2 each year.

If you are a voter, you need to make the same decision. You can work toward those goals by personal action in your own home, business, and way of life. But especially you can talk to your legislator about your decision.

If you decide that you will not work toward reducing CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, what is the reason?

  • You simply don’t believe the large preponderance of evidence, how scientists worldwide are united in their analysis that we need to cut emissions to avoid extremely damaging consequences.
  • You get your scientific information from talk radio and the pundits don’t ”believe” in global climate change. 
  • You don’t care about future generations.
  • You don’t think you can do anything.

Of course there are many other possibilities. Your author included “You get your scientific information from talk radio…” deliberately to be provocative. The disparity between the presentations by the most prestigious national scientific organizations, and what is being said by Kansas legislators is striking, and can be explained only in terms of sources of information about science.

Most religions have a variation of the theme to do unto others as you would have them do unto yourself. The author of this website suggests that the evidence that global climate change is being caused by human activity is very strong, that you should listen to scientists to get your scientific information, and that we can do very much to change the outcome for our future generations.

The results will produce stronger communities and healthy enjoyable lifestyles. They will strengthen religious and social and family groups. All work toward change has painful moments, and benefits may take time, but they are manifold, multidimensional.

Speak with your Kansas legislator about how we will reduce greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions to protect our future. And don’t let them convince you that just limiting the growth of emissions will do the job.

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