In reference to Dwain Walden’s column titled, “But what if we’re wrong?”
Global warming is a danger to my warm heart. While in the state Senate, I often consulted with my political friend Coo Coo Harry when I needed straight talk. He had the ability to cut to the chase.
So I asked him about global warming. He said I should be careful because there were so many variables it could make me appear eccentric. He said one could arrange the variables to arrive at any preconceived point.
He said you should consider at one time glaciers covered the poles and took up a lot of water. For some reason they started to melt and flooded the earth. All of Florida and parts of Georgia, including Ellenton and China Grove, were under water.
This happened well before the Model T. A billion years ago, last August. None of Al Gore’s elite scientists have offered a reason for this warming. But reading his book one is led to believe that the complicated dynamic interaction resulting from dinosaur flatulence was part of it.
Later, there was a general cooling of the climate between 1150 and 1460 and a very cold climate between 1560 and 1850 resulted in the Little Ice Age. Turnips would not grow in Poland. The reason for the cooling was attributed to witches and some got burned at the stake, he explained.
It worked, the earth warmed up again and turnips grew in Poland again. This was before the Model A. This period of warming caused the polar ice cap to melt and in 1903-1906 Ronald Amundsen sailed the Northwest Passage in a sailing ship. The the polar ice cap froze again.
Satellite images show that rapid Arctic ice loss has cleared a shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans similar to the one existing in 1906. Now the witch hunters are back at their stations looking for a villain.
- Rant and Rave for 7/25/14
Some folks love a good mystery
Today some fellow is trying to sell me a book or a series of books via the internet. The teaser on my email asks me “Do you know the secret of the eighth day?
- Rant and Rave for 7/24/14
Thoughts on Sabal Trail
Safety, public input, federal monitoring, jobs, tax revenue, exceed federal safety requirements, reliability, affordable, clean, thorough review, latest proven technologies: These are all good little meta tags and nice-sounding words and phrases Andrea Grover, spokeswoman for the Sabal Trail Transmission project, used in her recent My Word about that company's proposed natural-gas pipeline.
- Rant and Rave for 7/23/14
Uplift our form of government; go vote today!
Today is our election runoff. This is a great opportunity for some serious flag-waving. It’s also a great opportunity to uplift the very fundamentals of our democratic republic — a system where we choose leaders to make decisions for us. And it’s a time when we can honor those who have sacrificed to help secure our system of government.
- Rant and Rave for 7/22/14
Remembering those special moments
Having been in the news business for many years, I have occasionally been asked what was the funniest or strangest story I’ve ever covered. Well, there have been a number of instances along the way that brought some chuckles, otherwise making my day.
- Rant and Rave for 7/18/14
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