Evidence proves fallacy of manmade climate change

September 17, 2013 

Kudos to Frank Eldridge's Sept. 10 letter, "Liberals espouse misleading information on key topics."

The environmentalists have been telling us for literally the last 25 years that if we don't act now to stop using fossil fuels, our planet's temperature will rise, creating catastrophic effects. Newly released data has shown an actual decrease in the mean global temperature in the last five years or so. These results have confounded the extremist environmentalists. If you still have doubts, take a vacation to southern China.

There are approximately 120,000 manufacturers there making just about everything you can think of. They do not have an EPA or an OSHA. These factories run roughshod and are not concerned with the environment.

If you're thinking about buying a Prius or other electric car to do your part and save the world from "climate change," don't bother. If we all switched to a Prius it would maybe negate 100 of their factories' output of CO2.

China, on average, brings one coal-fired power plant on line every week to meet their population's demand and has been for years. Yet global temperatures are cooling. However, our media is very slow to report good news (or the truth when it disagrees with their long held belief).

If you ever get the chance, take a direct flight from Dallas to Portland. I did once and at 45,000 feet there is a vast nothingness you will fly over from northern Arizona to Nevada. I was looking out the window and noticed a tiny speck in the desert far away.

As it got bigger I realized that speck was Las Vegas. It was then I realized just how large our planet and its atmosphere is. Warming and cooling are natural occurrences on this great big ball called Earth.

Mike Kantor

Bradenton

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