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The U.S. Navy believes the predicted impacts of climate change are real. According to Bloomberg News, as reported on page B11 of the Feb. 3 newspaper, the Navy is considering spending $20 million to protect the Washington Navy Yard from rising sea levels, and this is just one of the 19 Navy facilities across the United States identified as at-risk from sea-level rise.

Information on the threat assessments by federal agencies is available at this website:

Information on the steps federal agencies are taking to mitigate climate change is at

Federal agencies know the threat is real, that greenhouse gas emissions are the cause, and action is needed now. So should we.

Michael Hughes

Corvallis (Feb. 3)

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