As of Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Eugene Robinson stays on script with the far-left Democrat Party in claiming that global warming is a reality ("Global warming is a reality and here to stay," Aug. 10, 8A). Unfortunately, Robinson quotes a bunch of scientists, most of whom receive grants based on producing a gloom-and-doom scenario.
Actually, I cannot find anyone who actually doubts that global warming is currently occurring. The real questions should be: Is the current global warming just another cycle of change, how much has mankind contributed to this change and what reasonable things can we do to mitigate this damage without destroying our economy? Certainly, we must reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide and other pollutants if only to clean our air, but are we to wreck our economy to do so?
The earth is constantly changing. The sands of the deserts were once the bottom of the ocean. Greenland, until the Ice Age, contained lush vegetation. Did man kill off the dinosaurs? I don't believe man caused these long-ago drastic changes.
We need to have a real conversation on what we can do to protect our climate, but I am bothered that it seems that those on the far left, who have long wanted to have total control over our country, have hitched their wagons to environmental matters having found that their former socialist/communist agenda wasn't working fast enough. Even worse, our school children are being indoctrinated to believe that we must destroy our way of life to "save the earth".
I do not deny global warming, but I don't want the issue to be used by the left as a political tool to control my life and my actions. I simply want the truth.
-- Ernest Wade