Thank you for the Lisa Benson’s cartoon challenging global warming topic and the two letters begging us to believe it is not nonsense (12/26, Opinion). This provided good balance on the day after a White Christmas when we woke up to no snow left on the ground and temperatures in the 60s — a day that normal highs are supposed to be in the 30s. The letters covered lots of details — including fluctuating extremes, natural disasters, torrential rains, drought, blizzards, record snow, melting ice caps and glaciers, dying coral reefs, warm ocean water and temperature comparisons to the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by humans.
Also it was good to see “The Buzz” (12/26, A-2) report that we may have been hoaxed on the item about the EPA taxing cow flatulence and that no gas tax is foreseen. We need such good economic news.
Yes, there is the Santa Claus season, and just like him, global warming certainly is a fantasy — one we can believe in or not, just like Old Saint Nick.
Lisa Benson’s cartoon (12/26, Opinion) is a textbook example of misleading political cartooning. She would have readers believe that a warming Earth will no longer have seasons, and will no longer have wind currents that can briefly redistribute cold northern air.
Lisa, increasingly chaotic and violent weather will be one of global warming’s hallmarks. Your children will see, even if you do not.
Val H. Smith