Re: Friday editorial regarding climate change and deniers:
I would like to go on record, out front, that I am not a denier. Climate change is real. The climate has changed on earth for millions of years. For proof drive to the pine barrens in the Carolinas and you'll find seashells.
But, let's get to the point. The way climate change is currently being discussed is a scam.
Has everyone heard of Solyndra and the $527 million the administration gave to this green energy company? Well, the money is gone. Money is being wasted each year on solar and wind energy companies that are either going bankrupt or waiting for the government (our) money to run out. In addition, both solar and wind producers are killing thousands of endangered birds each year. The list includes eagles, falcons, cranes, egrets, geese and other majestic birds. The administration until recently declined to prosecute the energy companies responsible.
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If I thought that the United States could make a difference, I might get on board with this climate change theme, however, with China, India, and many other third-world nations burning coal and other hazardous materials, any change we make here makes zero difference and that is a fact.
What is even worse is that some of those shouting that we are responsible for the climate change are living in huge homes, flying coast to coast in huge jets and flying to Europe and Hawaii for vacations. And it must be said, flying from D.C. to Florida to play golf. These are the same people who are putting thousands of coal miners out of work. It's sickening.
The writer lives in Longs.