Hot Topic: Global warming letter draws reader comments

August 22, 2013 

Here’s what you are talking about at tricityforum.com. Readers respond to the letter: “Glacier melt doesn’t prove climate change.” Interested in reading the letter? Click here: Glacier melt doesn't prove climate change

Al Gore needs the money from the carbon tax to buy more jet fuel.

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Al Gore would be paying a substantial carbon tax (rather than getting the revenue), far in excess of what most of us pay; in effect, he is already voluntarily paying a carbon tax by buying carbon credits. Try to set aside your hatred of the man, and look more carefully at his actions.

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I’m convinced this issue isn’t about saving the environment. It’s about culling the population. The proof of that is there isn’t one solution that has been offered by those elitists that will make a bit of difference in our CO2 output.

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I agree with other commenters, Whether or not we are seeing global warming it doesn’t justify starting a trillion dollar taxing system to wrench money away from the citizens.

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The effect is to make fossil fuels more expensive, while increasing the disposable income people have. Some of that income will be used to buy gas, of course, but most of it will be used for other purposes, such as food, housing, and all the other things people have to buy.

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The glaciers in Glacier National Park are just a very small part of the problem. You climate change deniers should get a copy of the September 1013 National Geographic Magazine and read the feature article. Global warming is real.

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It’s not whether it’s real or not. The question is should we dedicate a sizable portion of our dwindling fiscal resources to fighting global warming and limiting carbon dioxide output which is a farce. Carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere does not cause global warming by itself.

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Climate change has been part of the history of planet Earth. But previous episodes have involved either a catastrophic event or tens of thousands of years. The latest change has involved only a hundred years coinciding with human industrialization. The evidence is clear.

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