Letter to the Editor

Hogg Uses Science to Explain Climate Change
To the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette
March 13, 2014

A March 8 guest column by Gary Ellis, “Global warming debunked,” suggested that state Sen. Rob Hogg had “confirmed” to the author that those who are concerned about climate change are acting based on “good intentions” not “good science.” That is not right.

I have read Hogg’s book on climate change, “America’s Climate Century,” and he carefully reviews the science that tells us that climate change is a major concern facing our country.

The book is an excellent introduction to the issue and I highly recommend it. It is available at area libraries.

I also have heard Hogg speak about climate change.

Again, Hogg does an excellent job explaining the science if you ever have the chance to hear him.

As Hogg points out, leading scientists have warned us that the effects of climate change are expected to increase substantially in the coming decades.

We urgently need to cut greenhouse gases and get ready for future climate-related disasters.