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  • Sean
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    Sorry to burst your Global-Warming bubble (or is it 'climate change' now, thanks to a decade of actual global cooling?), but you'd be hard-pressed to find many educated and informed people here in the southern US, including ex-Newfies like myself, who are still being led by the nose-ring down the CO2-is-poison path toward global political control of industry and commerce. The terms 'free enterprise' and 'entrepreneurship' still mean something here; those pursuits were long abandoned in Canada in favour of 'entitlement'.

    Those who understand what carbon-dioxide actually is (excuse me while I catch my breath), its benefits to plant life and growth, its mere trace-level existence in the atmosphere, and the veritable minuscule contribution to its production by human activities, understand where this all is/was heading. Most informed Americans, including us ex-pat Canucks, have long rejected that baseless liberal rhetoric thanks to actual scientific fact, particularly the direct correlations between sun-spot and solar activity and ocean current patterns with global temperature fluctuations. As for your recent St. John's July heat-wave day, I do recall the 'rock-splitting' temps when I myself moved to 'town' from the 'bay' back in July 1977. And then of course, I remember shivering through many subsequent miserable townie summers. (BTW - it snowed twice and hard-froze this past winter in Houston; the previous year I played golf on New Years Day in shorts). Welcome to the world of normal weather fluctuations - maybe with a few decades of enlightenment under your belt, you'll too see that the only constant IS change.

    So to paraphrase an old con, if you still buy into what Harper & Co. and the barely right-of-European socialism he and his predecessors have been selling since the '60s, I've got two lung-fulls of carbon dioxide I can trade with you.

    Baking (per July normal) here in south Texas, I remain -

    S. Large

  • Charles
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Yea old boy ypu got too much Texas sun.
    Why would yoou call yurself an ex-Newfie.
    That is normal for sun damage of the brain.They forget where they can from.
    I have spent quite a bit of time in the US.The further south you go the more sun damage you find.
    Climate change is real.Just ask the natives of Northern Canada.They don't have so much sun damage!
    Vanagen

  • Edward
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Wow! I will go out on a limb here and suggest that the previous commentator works in the oil industry? It reminds me of Ronald Reagans, claim that trees caused pollution. Then again, his Secretary of the Interior mused that there wasn't any point in saving the environment because there wasn't that much time left until the Lord returned . And Stephen Harper as a socialist? It's time to start wearing a hat when you go out in the Texas sun.