Letter to Editor by Bob Scheelen, Medford Mail Tribune, December 4, 2018

Republicans have declared themselves irrelevant on the largest issue of this century: the race to mitigate the civilization-threatening effects of human-caused climate devastation.

The Republican climate change denier caucus yells hoax in the face of overwhelming scientific and experiential evidence, summarized in the latest IPCC report and the administration’s own Fourth National Climate Assessment. These reports warn we have limited time to make changes in our societies to limit destruction from climate change. We are already experiencing such devastation in town-destroying forest fires, droughts, mega hurricanes, reductions of insect populations necessary to our ecosystems, chronic coastal flooding.

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