Obama exaggerating mankind's impact on climate

2013-07-21T00:00:00Z Obama exaggerating mankind's impact on climate nwitimes.com
July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Fascinating to learn that Thomas Jefferson documented climate change in his own time.

On Dec. 11, 1809, he wrote to a Philadelphia physician, "The accumulated snows of the winter ... so frequent then, are so rare now. ..." Earlier, he commented on the "unfortunate fluctuation between heat and cold ... which is very fatal to fruits."

A recent Times letter also cites the pattern of storms, tornadoes and hurricanes that struck the United States in the 1950s because of a massive temperature imbalance between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans -- the very same conditions that exist today!

Am I suggesting man-made emissions have no effect whatsoever on weather conditions? No.

Am I claiming President Barack Obama and the progressives are greatly exaggerating our current weather patterns as an excuse for an onslaught of new EPA regulations to cripple our energy industry, in order to "fundamentally transform" America?

Absolutely.

- Larry Rapchak, Whiting

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Should struggling small school districts merge with their neighbors?

View Results