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It is amazing to me that the "man-made global warming" believers use consensus opinion as their premise. We have no conclusive proof that the warming is man-made.
I admit that there may be some warming on occasion, but who can say or present evidence of the cause? I see a picture of a huge solar flare, so Mother Nature may be causing the warming. I also concede that added population, pavement, asphalt and xeriscaping may contribute.
We cannot let the Environmental Protection Agency hypnotize us into believing its self-fulfilling message as gospel. They are wasting our economy and lifestyle because they have unlimited power. I will continue to do all I can to help the atmosphere and environment to be the best it can be. I still have to have life's functions, work, travel, enjoy and live as comfortably as possible while tolerating the phantom MMGW (man-made global warming), but not letting it ruin all life's pleasures.
T. G. "Bud" Mahas
Salt Lake City