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Dear Editor:

Mike Mason's letter (DCI 8/29) about climate change was more than a little disturbing because this is a man who aspires to represent 80,000 Colorado citizens in the state legislature. It's one thing to muse wistfully on one's fanciful ideology while aging gracefully on one's 300-acre ranch, but the rest of us need to deal with facts and reality. The debate over the reality of climate change is settled. It's over. The remaining question scientists struggle with is not if, but how badly climate change will affect our lives and those of our children and grandchildren. A person who willfully denies the worldwide consensus of climate scientists which is based on 40 years of intensive study is not really qualified for leadership, is he? By electing leaders who will support clean energy now, we may not prevent climate change, but we can hope to mitigate its harmful effects.

I apologize for getting emotional, but this is too critical an issue to mince words about.

Dick Gilmore

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