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Today's question: Are you concerned with Forsee's perceived climate change contradiction?

Friday, December 4, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee has drawn attention because of a perceived contradiction regarding climate change.

Forsee sent a letter Nov. 17 to Missouri's congressional delegation urging opposition to cap-and-trade climate change legislation, which would provide incentives for capping carbon emissions. In the letter, Forsee said the proposed cap-and-trade legislation "will significantly increase the energy expenditures" for MU, UM-Kansas City, UM-St. Louis and the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology.

But Forsee has drawn criticism from students and faculty because of his letter. It's cited as a contradiction to his earlier support for reducing emissions on the campuses that he showed through signing a petition through the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. 

A university spokeswoman has said that Forsee continues to support sustainable efforts at the campus level, but that this federal legislation could have heavier financial ramifications at a systemwide level.

Are you concerned with the perceived contradiction of President Gary Forsee's climate change message?


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