Your View: Federal grants, fear keep global warming alive

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 12:34 AM

In response to “Your View,” March 7, “Doing Nothing Will Doom Planet Earth” by Jim Corey:
Corey states, “Our atmosphere has just passed a record 400 parts/million. … To see similar levels of CO2, we would have to go back 3 million to 5 million years.” Question: Who would be there to verify the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere millions of years ago? Only the one person who created the atmosphere approximately 6,000 years ago, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:3).
All recent reports on climate change and global warming indicate that it just isn’t happening. Just recently, the U.S. Senate Minority Report containing statements made by 700 scientists concerning global warming stated, among others, “It just [isn’t] so.” Also, a recent study on corn biofuel which cost taxpayers $500,000 was cited in Nature Climate Change stating that biofuel released 7 percent more greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline. Biofuel administration criticized the research as flawed, which is no surprise. They dislike being proven wrong because they have already wasted over a billion dollars on biofuel.
All the efforts to control the climate or explain or demonstrate how CO2 drives global warming have failed. The Senate Report concluded that a worldwide study on cyclonic energy, temperature, and other factors don’t corroborate CO2 theories. The report stated, “Claims of CO2-based catastrophic anthropogenic [man-made] global warming are the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the human race.” The only things that keep global warming alive are federal grants and fear, not facts.
Marxist Ottmar Edenhofer, former undersecretary of the UN-IPCC, suggested recently that “we redistribute the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
Mark Twain said it best: “It is easier to fool a man than to convince him that he’s been fooled.” This world is doomed, not because of CO2 levels but because of sin (2 Peter 3:10).
CLAYTON L. PROCTOR SR.
Trinity

Ballet salute to veterans was wonderful
My wife, Nancye, and I attended the "Salute to Veterans Ballet" program on D-Day, June 6, 2014, at the High Point Theatre.  I compliment Gary and Rita Taylor and members of their High Point Ballet staff for the dedication of time and effort it took to produce the wonderful choreography displayed by many young talented participants.
It was very moving and carried out with a rapid sequence displaying an evening of great music and dance routines.  I regret that more people in our community missed such a delightful evening of entertainment.
FRANK TOTHILL
High Point
The writer is a 93-year-old veteran of World War II.

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Gov. McCrory has signed into law a bill that will allow permits for gas drilling using the fracking method as early as next spring. What’s your view? In 35 words or less (no name, address required), email your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com or go to hpe.com under Opinion and post a comment. Here is one comment:
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