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A lot of hot air

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From page A11 | March 26, 2014 |

During the past few days the Senate Democrats have been talking for hours on end about the “catastrophe” of climate change and global warming. They talked and talked about how the world is coming to an end if we don’t stop global warming.

A very interesting point is that the Democratic senators who are in very tough re-election races did not appear on the Senate floor to add to the hot air.

When you dig into the story a little bit deeper you learn that the reason the Democrats put on this talk-a-thon was because some extremely wealthy donors threatened to withhold their donations to the Democratic Party unless they got serious about global warming. The supposed legislation they were discussing was a tax on carbon dioxide. Tom Steyer, of Nextgen Political Action, is a very rich man, who on his own and through his organization has given as much as $100 million to Democrats. If the Democrats don’t cooperate and push to control “global warming,” he may not give them any money.

Isn’t that what is going on with this whole global warming and climate change story? They are going to change the weather and the climate. What happens when some huge volcano erupts? That will release enough dust and poisonous gas into the atmosphere to totally erase all the progress that has been made.

There is a pile of garbage the size of the state of Texas that is floating endlessly in the ocean. Why not get behind an effort to clean up that mess which is undoubtedly causing damage to all the fish? Maybe the Democratic senators could get behind that effort. Now that would really clean up the environment. It might even help to lesson global warming.

Ruth H. Van Bemmel

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  • PornacMarch 26, 2014 - 7:06 am

    Why is Tom Steyer pushing a carbon dioxide tax with his millions?

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  • Salty DogMarch 26, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Remember the first earth day they were clamming we were headed for an ice age that was back in April of 1970. Well that did not happen so now we must be having Global Warming. We all need to see this for what it is.This is all coming from the liberal left to push their political agenda.

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  • anthonyMarch 26, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Salty Dog, not a fan o science are you? Your ignorance is helping to doom my generation and those after me. Quit being so selfish and take some responsibility for burning fossil fuels.

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  • Salty DogMarch 26, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Anthony Are you old enough to remember back to the first earth day. I can remember being told that the earth was doomed because of the coming ice age, Weather patterns change all the time and they will continue to change. So tell me was science right about the coming ice age that they were saying would happen? They were wrong then and they are wrong now. How about that rain today i guess that is caused by global warming.

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  • MattMarch 26, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    So because people were wrong in 1970 you just refuse to believe anything else ever again?

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  • The MisterMarch 26, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Anthony, where's your proof that that fuel came from fossils? Seems like you assume a lot to support your scientific theory.

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  • Danny BuntinMarch 26, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    I have been hearing the 'Ice age 70's Time Magazine' be tossed around for the last couple of weeks now. Nothing but false red meat for the ill informed RWNJ to talk about, while patting themselves on the back for being so informed. Do some research on your own, and stop taking the bait for these ridiculous articles that are ground up and fed to you. There were a handful of scientists who believed this, but the far greater majority believed the opposite.

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  • Salty DogMarch 27, 2014 - 9:30 am

    Danny have you read the time magazine artical or any other information about the first earth day? Are you old enough to remember it? Or are you just guessing as to what information was being put out, What is your proof as you claim false red meet for ill informed RWNJ to talk about. Well I was alive back then and when the time artical came out I was a young lad of 13 and every where you turned the so called experts were claiming the earth was doomed. Danny you have to remember when I person does not know what they are talking about theybresort to name calling like you did. If being a Right Wing Nut Job is some one that knows the truth and can see through the lies from the liberal left then I am a Right Wing Nut Job. And if you can not see through the lies from the liberal left what does that make you. (Someone that does not know what they are talking about).

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  • rlw895March 27, 2014 - 9:45 am

    SD: Maybe the Earth WAS "doomed," but Earth Day and all those after it helped us make some course changes that at least put it off. Wasn't that the point? And it's good to be proud of your age, but it doesn't make one right. There's a saying there is a big difference between 30 years of experience and 1 year of experience repeated 30 times. Open your mind and move on.

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  • Danny BuntinMarch 27, 2014 - 11:12 am

    I was alive at this time. But you are fooling no one with your johnny come lately 'Time Magazine' article. You just started spouting off about it, because someone else brought it up. Now you want to act like this has been a craw in your side all these years. I stand by what I said, it was a handful of scientists whom believed the climate was headed in this direction. Time magazine was in the business of selling copies, and had no problem running with a scare headline, for the sake of money. You wanting to cherry pick this article at this time, shows that you are not looking for the truth, but only trying to reenforce your ideology..

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  • PornacMarch 26, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Fuel, like everything else was created by god.

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 26, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    Enactment of the 1970 clean air and water Act along with the creation of the EPA was a good thing. If you disagree, go breathe the air in Beijing or drink the water out of a hotel room tap in Sochi. But now the Feds and State have gone too far to the point of being counterproductive.

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  • Salty DogMarch 27, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    Rich it's funny you brought the EPA up. Did you know that it was President Nixon who proposed the EPA and he signed the executive order establishing the EPA in December 1970. But i guess you did not know that. All you think is that it's the evil Republicans that want dirty air and dirty water. If the environment was so important why didn't President Johnson A Democrat establish the EPA

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  • rlw895March 27, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Yes, most of us know who was president in 1970. Johnson didn't do it probably because Earth Day, the brainchild of Democrat Gaylord Nelson and others, didn't happen until 1970. And Johnson was up to his neck in Vietnam.

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  • Puddin TaneMarch 27, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Salty, you must not know Rich well of you think he is a fan of the Democrats. And I'm glad that you have the "sound" judgement to not trust any science after a couple of scientists (yes, it was not a widely held belief in the scientific community) incorrectly postulated that the Earth was cooling in your youth. Bravo for maintaining the convictions of a child!

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