Speak Out: Ice age or global warming?
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Jan 12, 2014 | 2984 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sometimes we must just bite the bullet, admit being wrong and have a piece of humble pie. Extensive news stories in recent weeks chronicling the Russian ship stuck in the ice about 300 miles off Antarctica with 74 scientists and researchers aboard is an excellent example of the ultimate irony created by Mother Nature.

This group’s mission was to study global warming and melting of Antarctica ice. One has to think of former senator and presidential candidate Al Gore and the fortune he has made preaching global warming as we watched the attempted rescue of this group by ships from Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Russia and China.

Many of our younger generations cannot recall us living through the same type crusade beginning in the early 1970s, predicting the cooling of the earth and the coming of an ice age. Virtually every major publication jumped on the Ice Age bandwagon.

Credible scientists with qualifying credentials have presented evidence that since the formation of our earth, global warming and ice-age phases trend about every 100,000 years. Are these experts less believable than Al Gore and his followers? Who is one to believe?

The most troublesome aspect of these crusades, especially global warming, is the over-reaction our political leadership is making. We cannot afford squandering limitless tax dollars preparing mankind for something so uncertain. Which scenario should we prepare for ­— ice age or global warming?

James W. Anderson
Talladega
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