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4/17/2014 6:21:00 PM
Whatever caused global warming, writer says 'to stop using' is the solution

To the Editor:

First I would like to state two things. “We should not be burning fossil fuels at the quantities we are” and “global warming is very real.” When you consider the landscape here in Wisconsin was formed by glaciers and now we have picnics at the beach, there has been some glacier melting going on for a very long time. What melted them? Hot dinosaur breath? Intelligent beings from elsewhere harvesting the stuff for their home planet? I believe the answer is the sun, is the major source of warming. Sort of like a chicken in a rotisserie.

So what’s the scam? Getting us to believe we are causing or adding to warming in a significant way.

There are so many aspects of our planet’s, land, water, atmosphere, sun relationships that it dwarfs the element the media is shoving in our face. By keeping you focused on our tail pipes and factories you lose sight of the multitude and magnitude of other factors going into warming the planet. Just like in the late 1990s when the Y2K thing started, the media kept you focused on the last two digits in the computer. By doing so you will not see the plethora of solutions to the problem. They succeeded in convincing us that chaos was inevitable. Fear wins again. Planes would crash, elevators would plummet to ground floor, the banks will lose all our money, the electric grid would go off line and we will all suffer. Scam, from day one and our government allowed that to happen. That’s pathetic. A mild form of terrorism if you ask me.

 And naturally, as in the warming scam, only scientists that entertain the concept are put in the limelight. Scientists that are not backed by governemnt, media, corporations, merchandise manufactures will at least admit that there is no real way to know for sure and many that realize the truth. Hype always wins when intertwined with fear. 

But evidence shows warming is speeding up. Yes it is. If you are willing to take your view off the tail pipe, step back and look at the earth you will see It is a sphere. There are certain mathematical characteristics of spheres. Take the equation, amount of heat vs. amount of ice, vs. time it takes to melt the ice. So as the glaciers recede the sun strikes the ground so heat naturally goes up and amount ice naturally gets smaller. With more heat and less ice it naturally melts faster and that happens even faster because Earth is a sphere. This is not a matter of philosophical debate. Do the math, numbers don’t lie. Politicians and the media lie. And we buy it.

 While you’re glancing at the beautiful white and blue sphere you will notice green forests. Forests add essential gasses to our atmosphere, consume CO2, and shade the ground so it stays cool. We are removing forests at an alarming rate, which causes the composition of the atmosphere to change and the surface of the planet to warm. Is our concern the earth is warming? 

So you really believe we are at fault? What should we do? Certainly not what were attempting now, the rate were succeeding is too slow. It’s the right direction, but insufficient to stop it. The only for sure way is to stop using, just like an alcoholic, slowing down isn’t going to work, we need to stop. Than our influence goes to zero, immediately. We win. Leave the trees there, build your homes out of something else and stop making paper. Live where you can walk or ride a bike to work. I see more communities want to add more ATV trails. That’s backwards my fellow community members. Live in a place you do not have to burn gas and oil to stay warm. Forget the air conditioner, hot tub and refrigerator. You do not stop iron mines by standing in the way of the miners; you stop mining by not building skyscrapers and cars and semi trucks, bridges, wires, towers. Promote human-powered traveling, like bicycles kayaks, not four-wheeler ATVs or jet skis. We would be promoting staying healthy that way, imagine a healthy community and clean air.

None of that is going to happen being the energy pigs we are, so the next best choice is to attack the political structure that keeps us dependent on burning. There are very efficient engines out there but not allowed in the US because it does not meet EPA pollution standards. I do not know how something that burns less gas per mile makes more pollution. It doesn’t. The results are skewed to keep gas sales up.

I close by saying we should not be burning oil and coal at the rate we do, not because we’re hurting the planet, but because we are wasting a precious resources that will not be there for future generations. Promote healthy clean living. Quit mining by not buying metal and coal. And I would like to express my gratitude for all those now and in the past that stood up for clean air and lower pollution. Because of you we’re doing well.

Joe Sanfilippo
Arbor Vitae

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Article comment by: TOM HANDRICK

Joe, you are not following your own preaching. You do own a car. You do drive a car. You do own other things made out of metal.
You mention that we should not buy towers among other things. Don't (didn't) you make your living installing and repairing tv towers???
Do you heat your house with wood or solar? Do you have a tv?
you get my point.

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014
Article comment by: Glenn Holcombe

I've read your letter, Joe, and done my best to understand your point of view. Thank you for sharing your opinion on an important subject. Would you now consider taking less than 13 minutes to consider what the data reveal?


Thank you.

G.D. Holcombe

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