Fired up about fighting climate change

Laura Goos, a St. Joseph city commissioner, attends the Climate Reality Leadership Corps' training, led by former Vice President Al Gore, earlier this month in Minneapolis. She is promoting ideas for slowing and reversing climate change, from energy efficiency to reusing and recycling materials.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph City Commissioner Laura Goos just can’t take the heat anymore.

It’s not any kind of political pressure that’s making her hot under the collar. It’s the continual warming of the planet through the use of fossil fuels, which she learned more about at a recent climate change conference hosted by former Vice President Al Gore.