An expert analysis released last week stated that leaders from around the globe are concerned about one thing: climate change.

A World Economic Forum survey found that climate change is the No. 1 issue that is a “growing cause of instability around the world,” according to hundreds of experts from business, academia and elsewhere.

As momentum for climate action grows, congressional climate-change deniers are finding themselves out of sync with the two-thirds of the American people who support federal action to address climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan will do more than just reduce the carbon pollution that drives climate change. It also will provide an estimated $93 billion in health and economic benefits.

These critical safeguards will create thousands of clean energy jobs and save consumers money on their monthly electricity bills. We can’t afford to ignore the threat of climate change.

It’s time to take action by supporting the Clean Power Plan.

Natalie Fox

Cuyahoga Falls

Undistinguished ?point of view

The “distinguished” UA history professor who wrote the Jan. 25 letter “Conducting a smear campaign” said he didn’t know Kent State history professor Julio Pino, yet went on to question the FBI investigation into Pino.

I’m sure the survivors of the San Bernardino shooting wish that someone could have alerted the FBI before the massacre of many of their unsuspecting colleagues.

As to the Republican presidential candidates’ racist policies, war mongering and indiscriminate killing, the UA professor ought to cite proof of those allegations.

Sadly, our children, saddled with thousands of dollars of college debt and sent to the University of Akron to be educated and enlightened, were possibly exposed to this “distinguished” professor’s bias and hateful diatribes.

Martha Armstrong

Cuyahoga Falls

Praise priests ?who are faithful

I am responding to the Jan. 17 letter “Allow priests to get married.” Men who enter the priesthood and take a vow of celibacy know in advance that the humble and unselfish life they chose will prepare them to be honorable shepherds of Jesus Christ. They go through many years of training in the seminary preparing themselves for this special way of life.

I had two brothers who were ordained as priests in 1960 in the Diocese of Cleveland. Both were pastors for many years. Both left this world with pride and total dedication to their priestly vows. They were always happy and carefree, but strict when it came to their priestly decisions.

The writer observed elderly priests at Father John McDonough’s funeral and seemed to think they were lonely. Rather than feeling sympathy, he should praise them for remaining faithful. The priesthood isn’t for everyone. Neither is marriage.

The writer needs to know you can’t have it both ways.

Maria S. Bako

Barberton

Conservative ?and electable

I applaud U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce and other Republicans for sending a bill to President Obama that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without shutting down the U.S. government in the process.

Northeast Ohioans, along with the rest of the country, have made it clear that we are fed up with the rising premiums and deductibles brought on by the act.

We shouldn’t be forced to pay a penalty to the government for choosing not to carry insurance. Yet we also don’t want to see out national parks closed and government workers furloughed due to political brinkmanship.

Joyce knows this, and his vote shows that he knows how to listen to the people of Northeast Ohio and look out for their best interests, even when we have a president who doesn’t.

In the upcoming March 15 primaries, Republicans should nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable in November. Joyce was recently endorsed by Ohio Right to Life as well as the GOP Central Committees of Lake and Cuyahoga counties.

His conservative credentials make him the best person to continue representing the 14th U.S. House District.

Gary Paskey

Stow