Letter: Clinton ducks climate issue

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Sir: There has been disappointment expressed at the conference in Denver that countries have not faced up to the problem of carbon-dioxide emissions. This is no doubt something that wealthy countries will have to do. In the meantime there is a simple and painless way to help reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. Reduce central heating.

How many of us wear summer clothes indoors in winter or heat the whole house even when some rooms are not in use? Offices are so warm that shirt- sleeves are worn in winter. Often when we go into a shop, dressed for outside winter, we are engulfed by another climate zone. If offices, shops and homes all reduced heating even by one degree we would help to slow down the greenhouse effect.


Clun, Shropshire