Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders embarked on a new era in California’s effort to combat climate change Thursday.

One of the most important, if not the most important, recent report in The Sun was "Earth posts 16th straight month of unsurpassed heat" (Sept. 20).

Yet it was placed near the back of the news section on page 17. This report should have been front page news.


Not only did it reveal that this August was .09 degrees warmer than last year's record-breaking temperatures but that this has been 16th consecutive month of record-breaking heat.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's monitoring chief, Deke Arndt, was quoted as saying "the needle has been shoved all the way over into the red by greenhouse gases."

Yet the Republican Party platform rejects the Paris climate agreement to curb global warming, and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump advocates withdrawing from that agreement.

This clearly tells the rest of the world that the U.S. is not interested in global warming and the human actions that have had an impact on climate change. This is dangerous for our country and for the rest of the world.

We are in the midst of a very contentious election year for both the presidency and Congress. The two parties and their presidential candidates have very different points of view on the environment, and whoever is elected will have a serious impact on our climate for years to come. The Sun should have put such an informative article on its front page as important political news.

Bonnie and Elden Schneider, Baltimore