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Published: Thursday, 3/6/2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No settled science on climate shift

Charles Krauthammer’s Feb. 23 op-ed column, “Global warming and the myth of ‘settled science,’” put the issue of climate change in proper perspective.

There seems to be a symbiotic relationship between politicians and climate-change scientists. Proponents of big government use climate scientists’ predictions of potential disaster to exploit people’s fears, in hopes of motivating them to support increased government controls.

Many climate scientists are academics who must do research and publish findings as a requirement for advancement or job retention.

Thus, one entity feeds off the other, bringing into question the legitimacy of the findings and the ethics of politicians and scientists.

JOHN STEWART
Monclova Township 

Climate change on par with gravity
The Feb. 23 Blade included a story that reported the science of climate change accurately (“Harsh weather has the ability to reassure us; This winter can appeal to innate sense of normalcy”). Then there was Mr. Krauthammer’s op-ed column, which threw out a bunch of debunked disinformation on the subject.

Mr. Krauthammer claims the science of global warming and resulting climate change is not settled. Nothing in science is ever completely settled, because scientists are always discovering something to add to science, or detract from it.

However, the science of global warming is about as settled as the theory of gravity. Perhaps Mr. Krauthammer should jump off a tall building and see whether the theory of gravity is valid.

JACK ROESLER
Rossford

 

I-475 project proves frustrating
I live in West Toledo and commute daily to downtown Toledo. There have been three years of commuting delays, interruptions, and detours because of the Douglas Road bridge replacement and the seemingly never-ending I-475 project. I do not see the result of the years of inconvenience and barrels of money spent.

The new roadway is bumpy. The new westbound lanes have developed multiple large cracks. Those lanes are not even six months old.

I hope someone can investigate this poor-quality work and find out what went wrong.

MIKE WEIGANDT
Oak Grove Place

Editor’s note: An Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman said that although major work is over, the I-475 project will not be complete until June. ODOT and the contractor will review the pavement to determine whether there are material or workmanship issues.

 

Getting to Heaven spelled out in Bible
A recent article said a dying gay man feared that he could not get to Heaven because a priest would not give him last rites (“Gay man says priest denied him last rites,” Feb. 22). The Bible says that going to Heaven or Hell is between a person and the Lord alone.

GLEN DeGELNOR
Maumee



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