Carbon emissions major cause of global warming

Published: July 7, 2013

“Obama's carbon attack sure to hurt consumers” (Our Views, June 27) ignores global warming and its effects. The oceans are warming and becoming more acidic. The populations of many ocean species important in the food chain are declining. Sea levels are rising. Along with stronger storms, this endangers islands, ports and coastal areas around the world.

Every major scientific organization recognizes that global warming is real and that carbon emissions are the major cause. Computer models predict that the extremes of weather will become more extreme. Tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, rainy periods, flooding, high temperatures (and lows) will become worse. Agriculture will be negatively affected.

Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will look back at us in disgust because we did little to prevent carbon emissions from coal, oil and natural gas. For the sake of future generations, we need to get out from under the control of the fossil fuel industry.

Jim Barlow, Yukon