The Highlands Voice,
After looking over your survey regarding so-called “global warming,” more recently called “climate change,” I hope this letter will not be butchered as was my previous communication. Why? As a supporter of academic freedom, I believe all opinions must be expressed.
Regarding number 3 of the survey, there is no proof storms are more severe today compared to those of the past. As proposed by Al Gore, I do not wish to be taxed for my “human activities” when the sea level rises, the birds move north or up Dolly Sods, there’s a heavy overnight rain storm, or I don’t condemn little children about their “carbon footprints.”
Recently I purchased a pick-up truck. I do not want to place a coal energy generated battery in that vehicle although it would employ more miners in our Valley.
Regarding number 5 on the survey, I trust the Voice will be more balanced than that which I experienced with National Geographic. The publishers of that magazine apparently believed climate change was widely accepted as truth to most of their readers. In my final letter to National Geographic I explained “why,” after 30 years, I was ending our association: among some 28 pages global warming or climate changed was referenced 17 times.