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Tired of central-planning types telling me what's good for me

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To The Daily Sun,

A letter in the October 19 edition of The Sun claims that "there is a virtual consensus of peer-reviewed science that climate change is human caused". I swear I am not making this up. With 16 years of no global warming (hence the name change), Antarctic ice at record levels, Arctic ice having returned to normal levels, several cold weather extremes over Europe, northern India and parts of North and South America and the fact that four of the five snowiest northern hemisphere winters in the last half century have occurred since 2008, even the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change has had to admit that their claims of a looming cataclysm have been just a tad bit exaggerated. This information was gleaned from a report co-authored by Paul Driessen and Madhav Khandekar.

Yet Professor Wes Golomb asserts that "the EPA has the authority to protect our health from dangerous carbon pollution and should act accordingly". When the environmentalists say carbon pollution it seems they are really referring to "carbon dioxide emissions". You know, the substance that spurs plant growth and boosts crop yields, thus helping to feed more people. The EPA has already become a rogue organization and the professor apparently wants to give it more power to harm the livelihood and life of people based on junk science. Remember back in 2012 when EPA dictator Lisa Jackson slapped a $6.8 million dollar fine on oil refineries for not blending cellulosic ethanol into gasoline and jet fuel? It did not matter that cellulosic ethanol did not exist at that time.

Democrats deluded with the knowledge that they have been christened with the honor of having the higher moral ground, actually believe in unicorns and fantasy fuels to the point where they can actually bludgeon companies based on nothing more than their good intentions. The Wall Street Journal said it best, "Congress subsidized a product that didn't exist, mandated it's purchase though it still didn't exist, is punishing oil companies for not buying the product that doesn't exist, and is now doubling down on the subsidies in the hope that someday it might exist".

Brazil, China and India are emitting enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, bringing atmospheric CO2 levels to 400ppm or 0.04 percent of all the gases in Earth's atmosphere while planetary temperatures have remained stable for the past 16 years, according to Paul Driessen. The European Union reports that elderly people are dying because they cannot afford proper heating and nutrition. This is a direct result of climate change policies which have resulted in skyrocketing electric bills and soaring transportation costs. Just another example of liberal policies killing innocent people, based on little more than good intentions (see outlawing of DDT, Silent Spring and the horrible deaths of millions of Africans). More individual, human sacrifices for the "collectivist good".

The only global warming lately has been the direct result of liberal elitists' exhaling their desire to control the great unwashed. I've got to tell you, I am getting so sick and tired of socialist, central-planning types telling me and others what is good for me and how I should live my life. Oh by the way Professor Golomb, when you stated that industrial carbon pollution is causing "more destructive and deadly extreme weather and rising global temperatures", you are telling flat out lies as scare tactics to further the much discredited environmentalist movement, in my opinion. The facts show just the opposite and I'm betting you know that as well. If not, try reading articles by Bjorn Lomborg, Richard Lindzen, Joe Bastardi, John Christy and Roy Spencer.

Professor Golomb teaches our children. Let's hope he keeps an open mind, loves critical thinkers and relishes diversity of thought and opinions.

Russ Wiles