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Bob Hren: In response on climate change

This responds to a letter in The Union (from Massachusetts?) that criticized my Sept. 5 Other Voices column, “Climate change: some inconvenient truths.”

The letter states that in May, some major oil and gas companies “acknowledged global warming is real due to fossil fuels and urged nations to enact carbon taxes,” thus refuting my first four “truths.” Not so. Nature’s facts, like the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, cannot be refuted by a declaration from any company.

The energy companies advocated a carbon tax be paid to the United Nations, not by the companies, but by the users of fuels. That is a global (and globalist) tax on us all that will do nothing to reduce emissions, only to enrich global special interests, including these major energy companies.

There was no economic penalty for their declaration, yet it bought the companies “politically correct” public relations.

My Other Voices reveals over 31,000 scientists have rejected catastrophic man-made global warming. Since 2001, global temperatures are in a normal, mild, cooling phase, not warming. The United Nations and NASA have used deceptive practices in reporting results of studies. This is a time for more open and honest scientific study, not crippling global taxes.

Bob Hren

Nevada City


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