The Utah Legislature has put away $200,000 for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute of the University of Utah to develop a study on climate change, just so Utah Republicans Legislators can have a warm and fuzzy feeling for changing the term “climate change” to “changing climate,” caused by human activity.

Too bad that the Utah Republican lawmakers cannot learn from Benjamin Franklin, who quipped, “How long a useful truth may be known and exist before it is generally received and practiced upon.”

That $200,000 would be better used to implement constructive change, not just another study of a known truth.

John A. Young, Salt Lake City