Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In response to recent letters to the Journal, there is no need to "show the film." Once you watch it, you can see that it is nothing but old, disproved or highly disputed arguments put together and called a "documentary." Mr. Gore uses tactics comparable to those of Michael Moore. He repeats things loud enough and long enough that people start to believe them. But as Abraham Lincoln once declared, "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." And speaking of undoing successes, what about the impending "Ice Age" of the 1970s? After a multinational effort to save the earth from freezing, leading to the success of global warming, should we now condone and even encourage activity to wipe it out? I think not! I looked up polar bears at www.iso.gov, as you suggested, and you seem to have overlooked something: The projected threat to polar bears is the worldwide loss of their sea ice habitat." Worldwide, Mr. Harrison, not only in the Hudson Bay area, as was observed. According to the same article, "There are projections of an ice-free Arctic Ocean within the foreseeable future." There are also projections that the human populace could be severely depleted within a much closer foreseeable future, due to the wonderful movement of "birth control!" What is more serious, the loss of man-eating bears or the loss of man himself? Rush Limbaugh once brought up a very good point: If President Bush decided that he wanted to melt the ice caps, how would it be done? The answer is that we don't have the power to do it. I suppose if you brought nukes into the equation you might be able to accomplish something, but we aren't talking nuclear weapons here, we are discussing industrial pollution. Speaking of nuclear weapons, do you realize that Mt. St. Helens erupted with the force of thousands of atomic bombs? That was a small volcano! A medium sized eruption would put out more pollution than all of mankind's polluting, past and present! If just one of God's mountains can do that, then who are we to say that we are a threat to the earth's population? As God asked Job, "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand." (Job 38:4) Later on He asked this: "Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?" (40:9) Job 41:1-2: Then Job replied to the Lord: "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted." God has a plan for this earth; and there is nothing we can do to thwart it. 2 Peter 3:10: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." Now that's global warming! R. J. Richards Warrensburg

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