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Glaciers in Antarctica are irreversibly melting from global warming and ozone loss, according to new research. This could raise sea levels by 4 feet or more in coming centuries. We asked our followers on Twitter what strategy to take on climate change. Comments from Twitter and Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:

How about doing something about it? Like the rest of the modern world. The USA is so behind in so many ways.

— @twheels1980

No. Only the far left is addressing climate change.

— @Jaytotheford

Avoid the climate change issue altogether.

— @U_KNOW_JUAN

Tell people that if we don't start to reverse it, they will die and their kids will die.

— @tburke291012

YOUR SAY INTERACTIVE: How should Washington act on climate change?

Quite a few people are in denial about climate change. Ask individuals to live their lives in a slightly more restrained way or to be more conscious of their impact on the environment, and they are quick to judge and reach for anything to convince them that what they're doing is really not that bad.

Scientists are just saying that, as a whole, we need to consider how we affect the community and our planet.

Mark Mathias

Climate change is a natural process. The point is, we're doing nothing to help decelerate the process. We're accelerating it. Whether our influence is minimal or great, why is it so hard to say, "Let's do everything we can to make sure it isn't us."

Stephen Castiglione

I believe the climate is changing, but I don't believe we can stop it. Even if the U.S. did adopt an energy conservation policy, Russia and China won't. All that would happen is more Americans would lose their jobs.

Jake Gurley

Letter to the editor:

I don't understand Republican naysayer logic expressed by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., regarding the cost of addressing climate change on a federal level ("Sen. John Barrasso: No more red tape").

Climate change is a national — actually international — problem and not just an issue that requires a piecemeal solution. Is it realistic to think that coal mining states will put the nation's long-term environmental good before their short-term economic interests?

George W. Bush is comfortable letting history be the judge of the Iraq War, even though he will be long gone and unavailable to answer for or suffer any consequences. People like Barrasso are suggesting the same thing in regard to climate change. It seems to be enough if his constituents are happy.

This is selfish given the global consequences if we don't take the lead in this cause.

Edward Lumas; Grand Rapids, Mich.

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