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To the editor: According to the article, “Legislators seek input on OR ‘cap and trade,’” published In the July 24 edition of The Dalles Chronicle, Senator Bentz and Representative Bonham will hold a town hall meeting in The Dalles on Tuesday, July 30, for the purpose of hearing what Oregonians want to do when it comes to CO2: Pay more at the pump, meter, and grocery store; use some other means of addressing carbon reduction; or nothing. Six talking points are listed.
My choice is to do nothing for the following reasons:
1. Many examples are present of data being altered to fit the desired outcome. This is NOT science!; 2. Computers have been diverging higher and higher from measured surface temperature values. 3. Only tiny portion of greenhouse gases are man-made and have minimum effect. 4. The media only recently abandoned the “ global cooling” scare. 5. The significant role of solar activities has been ignored. 6. The Antarctica is getting colder. 7. The goal of some advocates is to convert the US into a socialist country. 8. Many dire predictions have NOT occurred.
In response to the six talking points: Is Cap and Trade right for Oregon? No; What should Oregon do about climate change? Nothing; How can Oregon’s people be ‘climate relevant’ in a world of 7.5 billion people? Continue using clean, life-giving fossil fuels; Are people of Oregon ready to pay to reduce CO 2? No. Should parts of Oregon’s economy be sacrificed so CO2 can be reduced more quickly? No. Are there more efficient ways of addressing CO2 reduction than those found in HB 2020? CO2 levels don’t need to be reduced and are irrelevant in climate control.
I think the CO2 scare is the largest fraudulent group-think in my 86 years of life! Let’s start dealing with the truth!