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In the dark

Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to Mr. Gib­son’s letter of March 23, “Stop the melting madness.” I just wanted to inquire as to the seriousness of his insinuation. Are you jok­ing? Or, as I suspect, is this a blatant example of overzealous partisan-motivated thinking?

I deeply hope I am wrong, and this is why. I have trouble comprehending that Mr. Gibson actually believes that a Con­gress, whether Democratic or Republi­can, can actually control the amount and duration that the sun, a star mind you, shines on any given location on the Earth, a planet mind you. If you are not following me then please consult your local library, the World Wide Web, or ask a science teacher at one of our local edu­cational establishments as to the relation­ship between the Earth and the sun (care­ful with this last source, as a teacher may be doing nothing more than promoting an extreme leftist liberal agenda that pre­vails in most if not all institutions of learning in this country. Ha ha).

Further it would be pointless and cow­ardly to refute Mr. Gibson’s theory on how Dems are able to control the melting of snow on our local slopes without address­ing global warming. The question of whether global warming is taking place really should be viewed not in the light of politics or with the intent to find out if it is actually taking place. Warming, cooling, melting, freezing ” these words are only points of rhetoric. I believe that the value of the global warming debate has merit only in that it has raised awareness and sparked dialogue on the influence that human beings have on this planet. I hope that everyone can a least admit that our presence is a factor on the world and its ecosystem.

Or maybe I am wrong and now is the time for all Americans to call their Con­gress people and demand that we suspend daylight all together, then the snow will never melt, we can spend millions on elec­tricity to illuminate the slopes with giant lights, and burn fossil fuels to heat and light our now sunless homes. But then again, the danger of falling off the edge of the flat Earth would certainly increase without the sun shining.

Ry Neiley

Aspen


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