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?
- Larry Rapchak, Whiting