By Doug Newman

August 2, 2008

Posted at Freedom4um.

Letters to the Editor

Rocky Mountain News

101 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 500

Denver, CO 80202




On August 1, you reported that Denver hit 19 straight days with temperatures over 90 degrees, thus breaking a record. This record was not set in 2007 or 2006, but rather in 1874 and again in 1901.


The earth may well be warming at this time but, based on your article, traditional “global warming” arguments don’t hold up. In 1901, there were far fewer people, much less polluting industry and almost no automobiles. In 1874, there were even fewer people, even less polluting industry and Henry Ford was 11 years old.


Hence, we need to find another explanation for Denver’s heat wave. The more likely cause is that the earth’s temperature is like a sine wave. It goes up and down and up and down and up and down over time.


I remember hearing in the early 1970s that rampant industrialism was going to create a canopy of smog over the earth that would block out the sun and cause global temperatures to plummet. Which is it? Will our reckless lifestyle and our love affair with the automobile cause us to roast or freeze to death? And what will they be scaring us with in 2038?


Recently, I read that both Mars and Jupiter are undergoing planetary warming. Is this also caused by too many aerosol cans and SUVs?


Let us not go on Amish cultural mode and succumb to all manner of Marxist economic policies because of the fear tactics of politically motivated junk science.


Douglas F. Newman

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This is an excellent letter. These people have not figured out how to control the sun, so they just leave it out of the equation and opt to control us instead. -- GL in Denver

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