What do you see from 9,000 feet?

State Representative Allan Ritter sat down last week for what turned out to be a productive tête a tête with the leaders of the Golden Triangle’s environmental community.  As the Chair of House Natural Resources, Ritter and this relaxed yet erudite community of advocates were already acquainted.

Representative Ritter’s experience of 80 degree temperatures at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies on a recent autumn trip may have helped prepare Representative Ritter for what was the fifth in a series of almost a dozen TCEQ Sunset Town Hall meetings taking place across the state.   He said that sweating in the heat at that elevation in the Rockies in  autumn, his first thought was ‘This must be global warming.”

Thank you, Representative Ritter for voicing a concern we share and breaking a relative silence that has prevailed at the Texas Legislature on that subject.

The overwhelming majority of scientists back you.  From today’s Austin American-Statesman —

Today , the American Geophysical Union, the country’s largest association of climate scientists, plans to announce that 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of air pollution caused by humans.

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2 responses to “What do you see from 9,000 feet?

  1. Pingback: Thousands say, It’s the law. TCEQ, follow it. | the Texas Green Report

  2. I’m an independent journalist based in Houston. Here’s my blog post ont the Beaumont Environmental Town Hall. http://kenfountain.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/southeast-texans-participate-in-environmental-town-hall/

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