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Join the Discussion: What are your views on global warming?  Are you concerned?...If you are, what do you think individuals/the private sector/governments should do to combat man-made greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?

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Dear FRONTLINE,

Just like developing countries point to the U.S. as the culprit and devoid any blame for the current state, this show takes the easy way out and blames the coal industry. Environmentalists have declared war on the coal industry and this show was nothing but their medium.

The coal industry is an easy target, with the historic low margins of the industry it would seem a well-orchestrated P.R. move would deliver the knock-out blow.

I am sure if you would have asked your experts from Stanford, Harvard, or MIT to give up their SUV's for the sake of global warning they would laugh at you!

This show was the pinacle of hypocricy. Why didn't you interrogate the CEO of Ford Motor and ask why they build so many 14 mpg SUV's?

Jim Black
columbus, ohio


Dear FRONTLINE,

Why don't you investigate the political agenda and motives of greenie organizations like greenpeace, rather than simply accepting their propaganda. They, and others, have effectively killed the nuclear power industry. Other countries have faced their power requirements with breeder reactors. Gas cooled reactors are an unexplored option, for political reasons.

Also, why don't you face up to the fact that population growth is the root of the problem. The iniquitous policies of the Catholic Church, Muslims, and Mormons, all of whom advocate families typical of litters of puppies, have also escaped your exposure.

cambridge, ma


Dear FRONTLINE,

The research I've seen on climate change's potential effect on grain production seems to focus on how growing plants might react to warmer, moister conditions. I've seen little if any research on how erratic rain patterns affect planting conditions. Most of the U.S. crop production must be planted within a narrow time window; too much rain over too much of this planting time window can ruin that growing season for that crop. Excessive rain stretched over too much of the planting season may ruin the localized growing season for all crops. Irrigation may save a dry planting season, but there isn't much to do about too much rain. Farmers know this, but researchers, economists, and politicians evidently do not.

Al Unger
dallas, tx



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