Consider the source

December 15, 2009

Phil Kerpen and Dave Schwartz ("Skepticism in Copenhagen," Dec. 10) say that measures to combat climate change are going to be too costly and are aimed at a risk that has not been proven a certainty.

But before buying into their argument, consider that the organization they represent, Americans for Prosperity, is chaired by David H. Koch, of Koch Industries - which runs oil refining and pipeline industries. For years now, those associated with the petroleum industry have been fighting tooth and nail against climate change science, relentlessly sowing doubt in the minds of the public.

As for America and the rest of the world, it is clear that the costs of combating climate change will be dwarfed by the costs of allowing it to continue unabated.Elizabeth Fixsen, Savage

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