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Writer arguments on climate are flawed
In his May 17 Letter to the Editor (“Keep government out of our business,”), Mr. Whipple claimed that “The left’s climate conspiracy of global warming is a sham.” He claimed that the “sham” is about “The power to tell us proletariats what to do.”
Well, comrade, let’s look at your arguments.
“If we reduce CO2, then plants will die….” Really? Sure, plants need CO2 to live, and they also produce O2 (sort of only burial of incompletely decomposed plants, for geological periods of time, adds net oxygen to the atmosphere). CO2 in air is currently about 422 parts per million and rising.
The pre-industrial atmosphere had about 280, and during the last ice age about 180. Did all plants go extinct then? No, they did just fine.
Then, “…why are we not inventing something to remove it [CO2] …” Well, there are many ways to remove excess CO2.
The problem is that other than plants, all take a lot of energy, or money, or both. It’s cheaper to use already cost-effective methods to reduce CO2 production. Earth’s oxygen is declining, because we burn fossil fuels (https://scrippso2.ucsd.edu/). Earth’s CO2 is climbing, because we burn fossil fuels (https://scrippsco2.ucsd.edu/).
Please look this stuff up. It’s not that hard.
The author is a professor in the Geosciences Department at Union College.
Nation was better off under Trump
Listening to the news today, I am surprised by how many allegations about President Donald Trump are being uncovered as totally untrue, really outright lies. Yet so many allegations about Joe Biden and his family are being uncovered as true and so far from lies.
Many in this country dogged Donald Trump for four years of his presidency and yet he was able to accomplish so much. No one can deny that the border was more secure, the American people were more secure, and our nation was so much more secure, not to mention just overall being better off financially.
Now under Biden, we have thousands illegally coming here every day. And daily, we uncover more truths about his family’s corruption, inflation, wages, jobs, etc. Just more bad news on a daily basis.
Maybe Donald Trump is rough around the edges and not as polished as Joe Biden, (50 years in office will polish you up very nicely), but I feel the American people were getting more for their money with Donald Trump.
I just received a phone call from our pharmacy that stated prescription medications for this family are currently unavailable.
Must be President Biden and Pothole Pete have still been working on that supply chain issue. That or China is not ready to send some pharmaceuticals to this country at this stage of the game.
I sincerely hope that the people of this country open their eyes wide before 2024.
I guess there is always hope.
Writer overlooked immigrants’ work
I have never met Geraldine Krawitz, but I can infer some things about her from her May 17 letter (“Immigration failure hurting Americans,”) dripping with falsehoods about immigration.
I suspect that she knows no one who gets their nails done, eats at a restaurant, has observed construction workers, landscapers or those often unseen people in hospitals, offices or other businesses who clean up after the rest of us.
I won’t even ruminate on the obvious impact a lack of fresh fruits or vegetables can have on one’s ability to tell truth from fiction.
I must, however, pity her for her suffering such a diminished life due to undocumented immigrants. Cue tiny violin.