'To a large extent, it's an education issue for the masses, not just for the elected officials who may not care or may not want good information,” former Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.) said. -- 'The cost of inaction, paid for in lives and valuable U.S. resources, will be staggering,' the officials say in the letter. 'Washington must lead on this issue now.'
Climate Depot rebuttal here.