Letters to the Editor

It's good to see Fresno joining the 'climate fight'

I was very pleased to read in Bill McEwen's column (Jan. 28) that according to our city manager, Mayor Alan Autry is "good to go" and will sign the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement.

Props to Mayor Autry. This is no longer a partisan issue. In his State of the Union address, President Bush acknowledged "the serious challenge of global climate change," and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been championing legislation to combat global warming. What's more, our mayor has supported several initiatives to clean up our city's air.

This Valley, already infamous for its hot weather, may wilt if our summers get much hotter. And the potential disappearance of the Sierra snow pack should give our farmers and skiers nightmares.

So, I thank the mayor for joining the climate fight.

Don H. Gaede