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Kudos to Chase Empsall (letter to the editor, “Win young voters,” in the Dec. 24-25 BDN) for suggesting that the Republican Party can address our climate issue not by denial, but rather with policy solutions. Despite Stefan Nadzo’s caution that global warming is an existential, not a political issue (letter to the editor, “Don’t repeat mistakes,” on Dec. 27), for better or worse it is a problem that will require a political solution.
If we can encourage young Republicans, young Democrats and perhaps some of the old guard as well to adopt this mindset; if such an approach were to be applied to the other pressing issues of our day (including, but not limited to the economy and crime); if we, the voters, could restrain from punishing our representatives for failing to win at any cost, then maybe we can begin to realize government that develops and implements practical solutions.