to the editor from this week's Chronicle:
No. 61 6/20/2016
Looks like we will have to wait ten years to find out who is right!
Certainly the "Global Warming" - "Climate Change" advocates are very vocal
lately, and are rather smug in their claim that they are right, and that
anyone who dares question their conclusions is somehow unpatriotic and
just plain stupid! Kind of reminds me of the claim the liberal young female
Kirsten Powers made in her book "The Silencing" where she claims that the
ILLIBERAL left is "killing free speech" because they will not tolerate
any difference of opinion! Details of that book have been treated at length
in reviews #6 and 57.
My new interest on this matter has been fueled by two or three recent
letters to the editor in the Tribune, no names mentioned, that literally
ridicule anyone who dares express an opinion not in keeping with the "politically
correct" advocates of climate change.
Then in the 6/16 Tribune itself we see the article "Another summer
inferno ahead?" on page 7A. A byline adds "California wildfires support
predictions of rough year in '16." Right below it is the headline, "Rare,
dangerous heat headed to parts of Western U.S."
Now you won't find here a claim that these articles are not correct!
But comments in the second article seem a bit to strong to admit! First
we read "Though accustomed to triple digits, the coming heat spell is a
rarity in Phoenix. Temperatures are predicted to hit 118 degrees in Phoenix
on Sunday, and peak at 119 degrees on Monday. 'Such heat is rare, dangerous
and deadly' according to a National Weather Service warning."
But only one paragraph below, the article continues "The hottest day
on record in Phoenix occurred June 26, 1990, when the thermometer reached
122 degrees." That is followed by the claim "Extreme heat is likely to
become more common, scientists say, blaming man-made greenhouse gas pollution."
Still later we read, "We should anticipate more and more of this extreme
heat...it is what global warming looks and feels like" says Jonathan Overpeck,
a University of Arizona climate scientist.
The problem is, not every one agrees with these conclusions. For example,
a Google search entitled " climate change graphs" produces a site with
six sources, and a section called "images." Clicking "view all" one sees
hundreds of graphs. If you look through these graphs to find ones which
go back thousands of years to our last glacier period, and from then to
now you will see very warm or hot periods followed by cool or cold periods,
the last entitled "Little ice age" not that long ago historically. A number
of them include the impact of CO2 emissions, and still show a declining
temperature in the next several decades. It is true that many short term
graphs show a recent warmer period, but off setting that are also many
which show projected declines in temperature in the future.
A 2014 book entitled "Dark Winter" by John L. Casey, Director of the
Space and Science Research Center, claims that changes in the suns activity
is the main cause of temperature changes, and cites documented source after
source that we are facing a serious cooling in the future, beginning shortly,
and reaching its lowest temperatures around 2030. And also a further Google
search "OISM petition project" lists the names of over 30,000 scientists,
with many PhDs, who disagreed with the Kyoto Protocol blaming man caused
So it looks like we wait to see who is right! But I for one have more
faith in natural cycles and the good Lord, than to believe that the use
of carbon based fuels can destroy the earth!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Seeing the crop identification signs from Winchester to Grangeville
along Highway 95 is such a pleasure. Apparently the signs are sponsored
by various state or local ag organizations and the USDA. The signs
also carry the slogan Know Your Farmer, Know Your Crops, presumably raising
awareness of the variety and importance farming holds here. My appreciation
to those local people who have placed and are maintaining the signs; much
appreciated. Iím sure many residents & visitors driving the highway
enjoy knowing exactly what crops are out there in those vast tracts of
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