Letters to the Editor

The 'facts' don't prove man-made climate change

Recently, the Sun Herald posted yet another AP article about sea level rise titled "Sea level rise threatens US historical sites" at Sunherald.com.

This sea level rise is supposedly caused by the melting ice caps, which are decreasing due to Earth's rising temperatures caused by man's use of fossil fuels. Bunk, I say.

The head cheerleader for man-made climate change is Al Gore, and he told a German audience in 2008 the "entire North Polar ice cap will be gone in five years." Well, 2013 is long gone, and the arctic ice cap is still there.

Likewise, the Akademik Shokalskiy, a research vessel, headed to Antarctica several years ago and got stuck in ice before getting to its destination. The Xue Long, a Chinese icebreaking research vessel, was the first of three rescue ships to arrive but couldn't get through the ice to reach Akademik Shokalskiy, so it retreated to open water and made the 52-person rescue by helicopter instead.

Following the rescue, however, the Xue Long also became in danger of getting stuck in ice, which prompted the dispatch of another icebreaking vessel, but both the Xue Long and the Akademik Shokalskiy were able to break free on their own before it arrived.

It is impossible for me to believe in the theory of man-made global warming because the "facts" don't prove it, and politicians promulgate it for their own financial gain.

JOE BOUGHTON

Gautier

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