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Letter: Pope is right morality of acting on climate change is clear
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Now 99 percent of climate change experts agree that climate change is real and caused by humans. But what if only 50 percent agreed? If you were going to cross a foot bridge with a 2,000-foot drop beneath, and there was only a 50 percent chance that it would break and send you to your death, would you try and cross? If there was only a 25 percent, or even a 10 percent chance, would you cross?

If we would not take that chance at 10 percent with our own lives, how can we gamble with the lives of countless billions of lives of future generations for hundreds of years to come by not acting on climate change? Are we saying our own lives are more valuable than billions of lives of future generations?

I agree with Pope Francis: We have a moral duty to act.

Vernon Dixon, M.D.
Hiawassee

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