Tuesday, September 23, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Is climate change debate that important?

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From page A10 | July 06, 2014 |

I really found it interesting that Jim Jerrell and Rod Keck have a same favorite program. Rod’s happens to be on what I call DVR speed dial, since I programmed Cosmos with Dr. Tyson several weeks before it started. I have had “Nova” and “Nature” in that queue for many years. Just like any other programs he watches, he has free will to form his own opinions. I have done a great deal of online research for him and I try to avoid what would be considered the conservative swamp of ideas.

Now for my opinion: as far as climate change (aka global warming), does anyone really think this should be No. 1 on our global crisis list? Let’s change our problems here at home concerning immigration, education, our economic situation and our national debt.

Climate will still be changing, as it has before we were on this Earth and after we leave it.

Margie Keck

Fairfield 

Letter to the Editor

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  • MarkJuly 06, 2014 - 5:33 am

    You and your husband really need to find some hobbies.

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  • DanielJuly 06, 2014 - 6:49 am

    I am still waiting for the evidence that by de-industrializing going back to the dark ages or by taxing carbon and forcibly redistributing that, scientifically trained or not, politicians can indeed control the global weather. So far I haven't seen one shred of evidence other than "man controlled climate change" being just another covert gimmick method to redistribute since the failed system of socialism is so unpalatable.

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  • PornacJuly 06, 2014 - 8:08 am

    We must eliminate social security, a very unsucessful socialist program. Let us old folks just fade away in the shadows.

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  • Teach5thJuly 06, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Great comment, Daniel. What a gullible bunch of f**ls to think we insignificant humans can do anything about our changing weather. Government spends and spends our money foolishly because those who have their hands on the purse strings know there are ways of getting more. St*p*d comment about social security. Government spenders went through that money, too! So, state and federal governments, continue sca**ing folks out of their money. Continue forcing businesses to shut their doors due to EPA regulations thus causing folks to lose their jobs, homes, etc. And, to the ign*rant public who don't get it yet, continue allowing your government to make you feel so guilty about the weather that you will succumb to their requirement for even more of your money.

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  • PornacJuly 06, 2014 - 6:45 am

    Great letter Margie. Guess we'll know eventually whether our earth survives the human cancer.

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  • CD BrooksJuly 06, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Dueling columnists?

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  • A former Federal environmental plannerJuly 06, 2014 - 9:30 am

    In 200 years, most of downtown Fairfield and Suisun will be under the San Francisco Bay and you can't do anything to stop it because climate change or global warming is beyond the tipping point. But 200 years from now you--and me too--will be underground anyway as in "dust to dust."

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  • JoshJuly 06, 2014 - 9:58 am

    Global warming is a natural process brought on by the wandering of magnetic north into Russian waters and the subsequent change to the amount of solar radiation in the process. The internal spinning of the core sometimes changes orientation relative to the surface, causing more volcanic activity and the location of magnetic north. Global warming is not man made. Only made a little warmer by man. The call for more government regulation and environmentalist restriction as an attempt to reverse the process is short-sighted. Environmentalism should focus on educating people where to relocate and what resources to use instead of their current wastefulness. The Earth will be fine undergoing major changes, leaving us in the dust, but we will not be fine. We are precariously spread over a finely balanced ecosystem that is rapidly changing and won't return to that state probably for centuries, if ever. Warm periods have happened several times, 1100 bc, Roman, Middle Ages and now. Each time lasts hundreds of years. If you investigate the geology of this area, it doesn't take a genius to notice that this place is usually sand, a la desert. It's rare that massive amounts of vegetation grow.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 06, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Josh:: What an interesting explanation of global warming. Is there much traction/agreement with this in the scientific community? Assuming that there may be, why do you suppose the average man on the street hasn't at least seen some reference to it in the media?

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  • JagJuly 06, 2014 - 9:58 am

    How about this, we here at home work on immigration, education, economic situation and our national debt, at the same time we ask countries like China Vietnam & India work on their carbon emissions and revisit this when they catch up to our current regulations?

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  • The SugarJarJuly 06, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    seems that our educational system has failed us on fundamentals for a long time. too difficult for some folks to understand some of the fairly simple let alone the complex concepts. especially given how prevalent and useful techniques used in advertising are--to get us to buy things. when used almost everywhere, very hard for some to distinguish real from created, fact from a sliver or shadow of that fact. those folks who say they experienced a supposed good education, one that they say we should go back to, are still not able to separate fact from fiction - so to speak.

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