Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Severe weather is nothing new


Regarding your unceasingly shallow, self-serving and histrionics-prone Nov. 28 editorial (“Are humans deer in the headlights?”) and also another similarly themed one that appeared in your Nov. 9 issue (“Just Ask Sandy”), I strongly suggest you type “1938 New England hurricane” and also “great colonial hurricane of 1635” into the search engine at Wikipedia.org. Both those extremely destructive hurricanes (very much on par with what Hurricane Sandy wrought, by the way in terms of high winds, flooding, property destruction, etc.) occurred long before terms such as “climate change” and “global warming” entered the lexicon.

Your newspaper’s editorial writers should also read that now infamous June 24, 1974, Time magazine article titled “Another Ice Age?” as well as the April 28, 1975, Newsweek article “The Cooling World,” both of which contain numerous very dire predictions from many of the very same scientific organizations that today are eagerly and stupidly promulgating the whole “global warming/climate change” doomsday scenarios.

Oh, and in case you aren’t up on history, none of those global cooling/Ice Age doomsday scenarios that were predicted back in the 1970s ever came to fruition—not even close!

John Pluntze

Ketchum

Editor’s note: Nearly 200 delegations to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change are gathered in Qatar this week to try to develop a new international pact to address climate change.




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