Some sources of reassurance

To the editor:

As reported on page 4A of the April 24 Journal, a number of area young people mentioned “global warming” or “climate change” in responding to the question: “What is your biggest concern about the earth?”

Books that could serve to offer reassurance and counteract unwarranted fear include: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, by Christopher Horner; The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, by Mark Morano; Apocalypse Never, by Michael Shellenberger; Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom, by Patrick Moore.

Then there are the books of Bjorn Lomborg, as well as another book by Horner: Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed.

At the beginning of his 10-3-2015 presentation, “How Universities Silence Truth – and What We Can Do About It,” Thomas DiLorenzo spoke of the reaction of some Marxists to the collapse of socialism a third of a century ago. In a nutshell it was: “Let’s sell socialism now in the name of saving the planet.” Hence the emergence of watermelons — ideologues green on the outside and red on the inside. See also Zuzana Janosova-Den Boer’s article, “I Survived Communism. Now, It’s Back, Veiled as ‘Environmentalism.'”

Some decades ago doomsayer Paul Ehrlich and anti-doomsayer Julian Simon had a big bet. It’s quite the story. If you are not familiar with it, by all means treat yourself to a bit of research on what the bet was, and who won it.

By the way, the big scare 50 years ago was about global cooling.

R.E. Wehrwein

New Ulm


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