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Letter: Environmental wackos’ ridiculous claims

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines idiocy as something that is extremely stupid or foolish; an idiotic action or statement.

Here are some examples;

Secretary of State John Kerry said at the recent UN Climate Summit that “the temperature of earth has been stable for literally millions of years.” His point being that we humans have screwed it up since then. He neglected the ice age of around 20,000 years ago, when palm trees grew in Antarctica, grapes grew in northern England and there was a glacier where Chicago is today.

Then he stated that greenhouse gases are a “very thin layer about a quarter inch thick way up there at the edge of the atmosphere.” What?

The atmosphere extends 240 miles above earth and greenhouse gases are mixed in the first six miles or so. CO2 content is about 1/2 of 1 percent of the total.

I could go on, but you get the picture. These environmental wackos like Kerry, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, etc. don’t care about facts. They make ridiculous claims that link warming to Ebola, UFOs, Boko Haram. They worry about farting cows, for crying out loud.

Then there was the “Peoples Climate March” in NY on Sept. 21. A mob chanted slogans, beat drums and blew horns to spread more hysteria. In fact the only effect they had on the environment was to leave a mountain of garbage in Midtown Manhattan.

The great Irish statesman Edmund Burke could have been talking about these “enviromentalwackoists” when he said: “Because half a dozen grasshoppers make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle … chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that they are the only inhabitants of the field … or that they are other than little, shriveled, meager, though loud and troublesome, insects of the hour.”

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