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Global warming reality

To the Editor:

In 2006, Al Gore issued a warning of global warming. Republicans swiftly moved to politicize the issue despite glaring facts to the contrary.

Faith in Rush Limbaugh will overcome science. Rush, by the way, believes that global warming is a hoax and that air conditioning fools us all into believing it is real. You might not want to tell that to the folks in Colorado Springs.

Whenever we had a cold day here in McHenry County, I would hear, “Where is that global warming now?” Never mind that dangerous weather patterns were at work in other parts of the world.

We have just experienced one of the warmest winters on record. Much of the western U.S. is either on fire or experiencing a severe drought. Meanwhile, here in the Chicago area, we have just experienced August temperatures in June. July has begun with continuous 90-degree days and no end in sight.

I have a suggestion: All those global warming naysayers should be banned from the use of air conditioning and be required to stand out in the midday sun for the next week until they boil the goo out of their brains and begin to re-examine their thought processes in regard to science vs. politics.

Anyone who has had the opportunity to view the Alaskan glacier retreat or the ice and snow coverage of Greenland knows firsthand that global warming is real!

Howard David Harris

Crystal Lake

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