This letter is for those who cheered when Joe Biden scoffed and practically ridiculed Sarah Palin regarding her answer to the global warming question in last week’s debate. When asked her opinion about global warming, Palin’s response was that part of the problem has to do with man-made activity but also that cyclical temperature changes contribute to global warming. Palin went on to offer some very constructive solutions to the problem.
Biden’s response was that the global warming problem is “man-made … clearly man-made,” implying that man-made activities are the only causes for global warming. Then he went on to say that if you do not know the cause it is virtually impossible to know the solution.
For those who agree that man is the one and only cause of global warming, I have a rather simple question for you. Based on the fact that a large portion of North America was once covered by glaciers that are no longer here, where did the glaciers go and how did they disappear, since you have neither man nor hydrocarbons to blame for their disappearance?
Paul D. Hokanson