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Viewpoint - March 28, 2012

Editorial: Coming to grips with greenhouse gas

Editor's note: An earlier version of this editorial had incorrect information, based on a story from the Bay City News Service. The story quoted the scientist as saying that if worldwide carbon emissions continue to rise at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose 80 percent of its winter snowpack in just 40 years. The correct numbers are that the Sierra Nevada could lose 80 percent of its winter snowpack by the end of the century (not 40 years), according to Leslie C. Gordon, a USGS spokesperson. ----------- When will the world, or the U.S. or California, begin to panic about climate change?

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