July 15, 2008
"This comment is to all those folks who are waiting for the state to lower their property assessments. When the property assessments are lowered, the County Commissioners will raise the property tax rate, because they just hate to cut spending. " - Rohrersville "Several years ago some scientists - I don't remember how many - predicted the coming of a new ice age. Average temperatures didn't drop in the past 30 years, so most of us now believe it's reasonable to assume they were wrong.
June 27, 2008
Science has come a long way since '70s To the editor: I would like to respond to the letter on June 17, 2008, entitled "Environmentalism is License to Intrude" by Edgar Foltz. I, too, read the commentary by George Will on May 28, and I remember from the 1970s seeing the comments in the news that Will referred to stating the climate was getting colder. I differ, however, with the conclusions reached by Will and Foltz that the statements made in 1975 are evidence that the current conclusions on global warming are wrong and that climatologists are confused.
April 11, 2008
Twice within the last week I have come upon the term "carbon footprint. " From the context of each passage, I was able to determine that this has something to do with the environment. Previously, I had never heard those two words together. I started feeling out of the loop, similar to the feeling I get around 20-somethings who have all the latest technological gadgets and a lingo to go with them. It's hard to keep up. I must be getting old, and I'm hanging on to my dial-up Internet service to prove it. Actually, I had the feeling that this term is something I should know, so I took the safe route.
January 30, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The canaries in the coal mine of global warming are the polar ice caps, rapidly melting and threatening to displace tens of millions of people as sea levels rise and inundate the coastal regions of Earth, Lance Simmens told his audience Tuesday at Wilson College. Former Vice President Al Gore's message from the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" about reducing fossil fuel use to save the planet was delivered by Simmens, a special assistant to Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
January 26, 2008
To the editor: This letter is in response to Robert Gary's opinion Dec. 30, "Pawns willing to do bidding of Big Oil" and Hans K. Buhrer's letter of Dec. 30, "Ignoring or twisting the facts won't solve problem. " Since both men mentioned Al Gore, I am under the assumption that both have seen, and base their opinion on the movie "An Inconvenient Truth. " Yes, Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his movie, but did anyone know that the same organization also awarded Yasser Arafat the same Nobel Peace Prize?