Read this and weep. When we have the Governor, the Lt. Governor, the Speaker of the House, and a senior member of the Texas legislature denying the truth of global warming, we are in bad trouble.
I wrote and sent in this letter in response to the article:
I was greatly disturbed by your article, “Leaders not sold on global warming.” There is a tendency for politicians these days to simply reject science that presents them with uncomfortable choices. Climate change is a perfect example. Policies to deal with it are political anathema to most Republicans, so they simply reject its reality. Unfortunately, the true state of scientific knowledge takes no account of political discomfort. I’ve been studying the climate for over ten years and I can assure the Texas Legislature that human activities are the dominant cause of the warming of the last 30 years, and that the globe will continue warming until we take action to stop it. Making informed and prudent decisions on environmental issues depends on accepting the science, even if you don’t like it.
UPDATE 1/29: I just got a call from the newspaper. They are going to print my letter, probably tomorrow.