Letters to the Editor

Fossil fuel not a demon

This letter is written in rebuttal of “Time to curb fossil fuels” (Sequim Gazette, “Letter to the editor,” page A-16, May 22):

The writer refers to Don Brunell’s guest opinion “Princess and the pea” (Sequim Gazette, page A-10, May 14) an opinion with which I entirely agree.

The writer of “Time to curb fossil fuels” does not acknowledge that our planet’s age is estimated to be some 4.6 billion years. During that time the climate has been in a constant state of flux, long before insignificant man set foot on earth. To believe we have the ability to change our planet’s climate is arrogance beyond the pale.

I challenge the writer to answer these two questions: What combination of “green energy” sources is going to lift a fully loaded 747 off the runway?  What combination of “green energy sources” is going to bring in the Midwestern grain harvest every year?

The answer to both is zero. In my opinion the leftists in the industrialized world have politicized the theory of “global warming” to the point of absurdity and are using it as a cause celebre to impose even more draconian curbs upon an already prostrate private sector economy.

The writer demonizes our use of fossil fuels, the one usable energy source that sustains human life, without fossil fuels most of us would be dead within two weeks.

In closing I am reminding the writer that not one apocalyptic event predicted by the “global warming” gurus has come to pass.

And finally I pose this question: Why do “global warming” proponents find it necessary to describe the thinking of those who disagree with them in pejorative terms like “head in the sand”?

Ethan Harris



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