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Evening in Paradise was a huge success, thanks to your support

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the members of the Gilford Rotary Club, I'd like to thank all of you who supported our second annual dinner-dance fundraiser held at the Gilford Youth Center on April 2.

Thanks to the outpouring of support from Lakes Region residents and businesses Evening in Paradise was a huge success, raising in excess of $11,000 after expenses.

The success of this event would not be possible without significant financial support from Lakes Region businesses. A special thank you goes out to the following:

All Metals Industries, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Lakes Region Dental Care, Gilford Home Center, Bank of New Hampshire, Fireside Inn and Suites, Belknap Landscape Company, Great NH Restaurants, Stafford Oil Company, Steven Geer, CPA.

Also: Lakes Region Dock Company, Lawson, Persson, and Weldon-Francke, Irwin Automotive Group, Granite State Glass, Watermark Marine Construction, Penny Pitou Travel, Laconia Daily Sun, 98.3 WLNH, WEMJ 107.3, Taylor Rental, General Linen Service, Gilford Rotary Members.

Also, thanks to those who donated items to our silent auction, to sponsors of our event ad booklet, and lastly to everyone who bought tickets and came to the event.

As president of the Gilford Rotary Club, it will be my pleasure to present a $3,300 gift to the Gilford Youth Center as well as several other donations to local charities.

We look forward to hosting this exciting event again next year.

Don Clarke, President

Gilford Rotary Club

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Is government going to make climate skepticisim an offense?

To The Daily Sun,

Mirno Pasquali and James Veverka appear to be absolutely convinced that man caused climate change is "settled science" and that the "debate is over and done with," kaput.

There still is no proof to the hypothesis that climate change is caused by man. So says, Patrick Moore, Ph.D. He being a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He was also the founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada. Skeptical about predicting changes in the global climate using computer models, he goes on to say, "The entire basis for the doomsday climate change scenario is the hypothesis, increased atmospheric carbon dioxide due to fossil fuel emissions will heat the Earth to unlivable levels."

Do you suppose that Mirno and James know that the Earth has been gradually warming for more than three centuries or since the Little Ice Age ended. Or that prior to that, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings were thriving in Greenland and Newfoundland because it was warmer there then it is today. I am sure that they remember temperatures were warmer than today during Roman times. I believe that preceded our revolutionized civilization through the use of fossil fuels.

Who of us can dispute the notion that "climate change" has become a powerful political force? Patrick believes that is because:

1. It has become a universal belief that everything on the Earth is threatened.

2. Environmentalists have spread fear and guilt to raise donations.

3. A convergence of interests with politicians claiming to be saving the planet from doom, science institutions are raising gobs of money and creating lots of new departments, businesses want to look green, and huge public subsidies must be had to give cover to the duo of economic losers, wind farms and solar arrays.

It is Patrick's understanding that at 400 parts per 1 million of CO2, our natural ecosystems are starving for more CO2, rather than less. Of course, the IPCC continues to sound the alarm that unless we can get CO2 emissions down to near zero, our goose is cooked.

When Greenpeace was founded in 1971, it was about protecting our environment. Kumi Naidoo took over as its leader in 2009 and told the Guardian during an interview, "the struggle has never been about saving the planet." Patrick Moore and others left Greenpeace when it ceased to be an altruistic organization and became "a radical socioeconomic, political movement with a pseudo-environmental façade, according to Sierra Rayne.

Norman Rogers reminds us that "evidence shows that the warming effect of CO2 is slight and not necessarily bad and the Earth has failed to warm over the past 18 years." No matter, growing scientific bureaucracies and the huge alternative energy industry tell us that the science is settled. And besides, they have new and improved climate models that they assure us will get it right this time.

Let's not be coy here, look behind the junk science curtain and you will find the EPA promoting climate change to maintain its enormous bureaucracy and generous funding. Meanwhile, the formerly altruistic Sierra Club, now "nothing more than a junk science fifth column" reports Norman Rogers, has declared war on coal and is busy trying to destroy the nuclear power industry. Oh, how the left is looking out for the poor and underprivileged, don't you know.

We must reduce CO2 emissions due to man-caused climate change in order to combat imaginary global warming based on flawed computer models and politically motivated junk science, demands the Left and most of academia, in addition to the many financially corrupt science institutions.

According to ABC Australia, Professor Barreca believes that the warming climate will reduce the birth rate in the United States by at least 100,000 by the end of the 21st century. Apparently, couples will have less sex because it will be too warm. The report doesn't say if that is also because our government will soon outlaw air-conditioning. Oh, and tests seemingly show that higher temperatures affect sperm motility in bulls. Does that sound like a load of bull to you?

Nevertheless, Rick Moran appears to be concerned. He wonders if "not tonight darling, I have a headache" will be replaced by "Get your hands off me. It's too hot." I see a miniseries looming in our future entitled, "All Hot and Bothered." Well, all I know is, if our government makes climate skepticism a punishable offense then trust me, I will indeed be steamed about that.

Russ Wiles

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