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Updated: August 25, 2013 6:25AM



We’re responsible
for global warming

Global warming? What else could we expect?

Do you ever think about how many billions of acres of blacktop we have covered our land with? Or how many of our precious trees we have cut down to sell for lumber or sell to other nations, or make room for more roads?

A look at any parking lot for businesses or even private homes would convince anyone that we are responsible for global warming. It is our fault.

Don’t believe me? Just take your shoes off and walk on a blacktop surface on an 80-degree day.

Blacktop soaks up heat like a sponge, and as an 89-year-old I have seen the days when we had winters that were colder than now, and roads that were made of concrete and gravel.

Russell Beal

Portage



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