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March 12, 2014

Letters to the Editor: March 12, 2014

Grateful to many

TO THE EDITOR: I wish to thank all the staff, doctors, nurses, therapists, nurse’s aides and help at CVPH who looked after me while there.

I can’t remember the names, but they are in my prayers each evening. I also appreciate the people who held Sunday services.

May God bless you all and give you his peace.

RICHARD J. JOHNSON

Morrisonville

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Climate-change spending

TO THE EDITOR: My husband and I operate a small beef farm, and we observe weather constantly.

After almost 50 years in the North Country, I haven’t seen drastic climate change. This current winter is similar to the 1970s, when we missed school for a week due to a blizzard.

I also remember when some Januarys hovered around zero degrees for most of the month. Yes, we have weather cycles, and that is how the Farmers’ Almanac predicts the weather.

I do not agree with John Kerry, who reportedly said, “Climate change is the most fearsome destructive weapon we face.” (Feb. 17, 2014)

Do a majority of scientists really support billions (yes, billions) of dollars being spent to “fight” climate change? How do we “fight” climate change?

Mr. Kerry says we must reduce vehicle emissions (regulate the vehicles we drive; advance electric power grids; capture and store emissions (how?); gather greenhouse gas data (more research) and improve building efficiency (a reasonable idea). 

The emissions regulations will discriminate against rural residents as we do not have mass transit. It will not stop Mr. Kerry, Mr. Obama and other politicians from flying all over the country campaigning. Their “carbon footprints” will not be restricted or regulated.

Will the suggestions by Mr. Kerry reduce climate change? Will the $90 billion for climate change prevent snowstorms, hurricanes or tornadoes? As the EPA keeps killing the U.S. coal industry, will China decrease the use of coal?

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