published Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Glaciers melting from bottom up

LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Glaciers melting from bottom up

These so-called experts in climate change continue to not mention the obvious when it comes to glacial melt.

Glaciers are melting from the bottom up, which means the rock that the glaciers rest on is warming up.

That warming can be explained with known facts about volcanism and plate tectonics.

These two natural processes will have an extreme and quick negative effect with respect to natural climate changes, when it comes to human life on this planet.

These two processes alone are responsible for shaping our planet and will continue to do so no matter what humans think, do or say.

LAWRENCE NEWTON

Ooltewah

At-risk children should top fund list

Our city needs leadership. We need leaders who will think of the consequences of their actions, and then lead courageously … isn’t that what we teach our children? Isn’t that the responsibility of elected officials?

The issue of the county vs. city and tax collections is not becoming of leaders. The “he said-she said” stories are more than embarrassing. The budget does not reflect leadership.

In the budget, the public library budget increases by nearly 50 percent, Enterprise South Nature Park by 46 percent, and the madness goes on.

The budget cuts funding to Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter, an agency that serves the city and the county’s at-risk children, nurturing them, providing shelter and ultimately placing some in foster care. The preliminary budget cuts the Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter’s budget by 100 percent.

Surely our at-risk children are more important than a nature park. I would normally advocate for the library; however, it, too, should take a back seat to children.

Be a leader. Make difficult decisions … lead us as you promised to do.

I serve on the board of directors of Children’s Home-Chambliss Shelter. However, I am a concerned citizen first and foremost.

PAUL W. FITZGERALD

President helps those who hate us

Recently, President Obama shocked the USA and possibly, the whole Western world in throwing Israel “under the bus,” as a politician stated.

As Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that would even spit on us if we were on fire, I wonder at his motivation.

But once again, Obama has shown where his heart and soul are, and they are not the country of his birth but the culture and country of his upbringing.

Any who have read the Bible can look at Genesis 12:2-3 and the Abrahamic Covenant. This covenant lays out the title deed to Israel and Jerusalem.

This is not my opinion but the Word. My prayer is for my country, but will we ever recover from the coming famines with our fields flooded and the president giving away our foodstuffs and borrowing money to give to people who hate us and our way of life?

GAIL BLAYLOCK HUDSON

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sandyonsignal said...

Good grief, Lawrence Newton. Glaciers are melting because the temperature is warming on our planet. The temperature is warming because of an increase in CO2 emissions in our atmosphere which creates a greenhouse effect.

Logic tells us, sparse ice is where melting occurs first. Our glaciers and ice sheets are melting at an alarming rate and it is from a rise in greenhouse gases due to man's burning of fossil fuels, It isn't from natural occurring phenomena, if it were, our CO2 particles would have remained stable through the last hundred years.

June 11, 2011 at 7:35 a.m.
Plato said...

This claim about the cause of glacier melting is the newest red herring originating from EXXON mobile and other big polluters to muddy the water about global warming. They can't disprove the science so they simply keep introducing bogus claims to keep people confused so they won't support needed changes like "cap and trade".

This is the exact same tactic the tobacco manufactures used in the 50s and 60s to confuse people over the scientific findings that cigarette smoking caused lung cancer and other respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

June 11, 2011 at 10:08 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

My last statement is confusing. CO2 particles up until the last hundred years were relatively stable, it wasn't an abrupt rise like we are seeing in the last 50 years. For the last 500,000 years, our CO 2 particles were under 330 ppm. During this time, thousands of volcanoes exploded spewing gas into our air, no real difference until the industrial age came in to being.

June 11, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
Legend said...

who hate us and our way of life? GAIL BLAYLOCK HUDSON


There's that tall lie circulating gain: "They hate us for our way of life." Are all Americans really so gullible?

June 11, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.
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