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Letter: Climate change minions

James H. Buerger
Silt

It is fitting that the movie “Minions” was one of the more successful releases of the summer. That is how our country operates in current times.

The minions are out, your newspaper included, marching to the drumbeat out of the Obama White House about climate change being the most serious threat facing our nation, its economy, its security and its health.

And then the clinching line: “This isn’t opinion. It’s fact.”

That is blatantly false from a man who has made a career out of telling falsehoods.

What it is is horsefeathers.

Rather than digressing and discussing the real threats that face the nation, all of them enhanced by the fact that this administration has no adult supervision, I would like to recommend to interested persons a contrarian source of information regarding climate that just seems to repeatedly get buried by the media with its own agenda.

It is a website, http://www.epi-us.com, where you can read a document, Freedom 21, which discusses the 17,000 scientists in the U.S. who have signed the following petition:

“We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.

“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

These aren’t celebrities or activists, these are scientists.

Please check out this website to balance your factual intake.


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