"It's Now Called Climate Change"

(02/26/2010)

Dear Editor,

I hope that Al Gore and the other "high priests" of global warming don't see your photo titled, "Herald reveals scientific evidence of global warming," dated 2/18/10.

If they do, they will cite it as irrefutable evidence of global warming, and it will probably result in an underwear tax being imposed on us by the Obama Administration.

If it is hotter than the hinges of hell, it is global warming. If it is cold enough to freeze the gonads off of a brass monkey, it is global warming.

Oh, I forgot, the proponents of global warming have changed it to "climate change." Give me a break!

In the sixties I subscribed to a "science" magazine that claimed that the Earth was entering into another ice age. Now the planet is heating up to the point that the ice caps will melt, and we will all drown. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I'll sell you.

Historians tell us that in the Middle Ages it was much warmer than today. Roman soldiers invading the British Isles described the vineyards they found there. You don't grow grapes there now because it is too cool.

And Greenland was actually green. Scientists who don't have a political agenda say that the Earth goes through cycles of cooling and warming. I think the Good Lord watches us in amusement. Hopefully "cooler" heads will prevail in this "heated" debate. In the meantime, let's just enjoy the weather.

Mark Higgs, Coon Fork