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After reading the articles on climate change in Montana, I have the following suggestions. The articles don't really address the problem as far as they should. The following suggestions are, I believe, much better solutions:

1. Since our homes and schools are such terrible polluters, let's put them all underground or, better yet, since Billings has access to the Rims, why not dig into the Rims for our homes and schools. Just think of all the advantages, less heating and cooling bills.

2. Condemn all homes built before 2000 and make it mandatory they be replaced with underground construction.

3. With forests, farms and ranches contributing to 25 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions, do away with all mechanical farming. Go back to horse and mule power and save millions of gallons of fossil fuel.

4. Vastly cut down the use of power that uses coal, natural gas or electricity by using wind generators that supply each home individually.

The above suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg on ways to save the planet. This can be done. I know, for I lived much of it in the 1930s.

Personally, I think that this man-made "climate change," or "global warming" as it used to be called, is a huge hoax. I recall that in the 1970s we were all warned about the ice age coming back. Climates change all the time, and there isn't one thing we can do about it. Remember, Montana used to be a tropical country with palm and fig trees.

Charles Myers

Billings

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