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Letters to the Editor - Oct. 11, 2013

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Don Dix

Mr. Evers has a point -- in fact, a great one -- Earth science is ever-changing.

Today's unproven theory is that human activity is causing the Earth to warm. Never mind that the Earth has been warmer and cooler, it's all about humans. If so, why did the Earth cool between 1940 and 1975, prompting the "ice age theory" Mr. Evers reported. And how did the Romans grow grapes in England for hundreds of years? Human numbers were significantly less, so what could the explanation?

The Maunder Minimum (Little Ice Age) from approx.1400 - 1850 caused the Earth to cool decidedly. The period was caused by a 'minimum of activity' by the Sun (fewer solar storms). Since, the sun has returned to a more normal cycle. Really, this is nothing unusual in the Earth's climate history.

It doesn't take any more than simple logic to assume the Earth would warm after an ice age, but how man becomes the culprit seems to be unexplainable to that logic (to the believers).

But why is man blamed?
Main greenhouse gasses -- water vapor, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. If the atmosphere is 10,000 parts, CO2 is

Don Dix

Sorry, the program didn't print the remainder, which is:
If the atmosphere is 10,000 parts, CO2 is < 4 parts, of which man's contribution is a minor percentage.

Water vapor is by far the strongest GG with over 97% of the atmosphere, but there is no way to control the release. We cannot cap the volcanoes or diminish their eruptions. We cannot control the release of methane by animals. Forest fires and decaying plant life are off the table. And we certainly cannot have any effect on the activities of the Sun.

Man is the only avenue available for control, and that is precisely the plan.

Our government wants to control, monitor, and tax carbon emissions, but at this point in time, this government can't even control itself! Quite an example being set, wouldn't you say?



tapdinmac

Excellent letter Dr. Gibson, that only you could write, to remind us that although the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. It will help out a lot of fellow Americans that have fallen through the cracks of our current health care system. Thank you for reminding us.

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