Re "U.S. an environmental slacker," Opinion, July 25
Wow. So I'm an environmental slacker! Too bad Sen. Dianne Feinstein is an academic slacker. Does our planet seem to be heating up? Yup. Is it the result of burning fossil fuels? Don't know. Nobody does. Blaming the warming of the planet on fossil fuels ignores the fact that the Earth has been much warmer than it is now, as well as much colder. Global warming is a red herring. It should be called climate change.
As to the Kyoto Protocol, only someone as smugly self-righteous as Feinstein would even suggest that it would be a good idea to turn over our economy to some appointed world body to decide just how much fuel we are able to burn, while Third World nations such as China and Brazil can burn as much fuel as they want.
As to California wine, Feinstein gets an F too. A hot harvest season without rain concentrates the juice in the grapes and makes for a better wine.