In response to Cheah

Letter to the editor 11/29/12 edition

November 29, 2012 

Dear Editor,

Well, Chicken Little once again rushes out of the barnyard screaming "the sky is falling!" Except now it's Alan Cheah screaming "the earth is warming," in his Nov. 22 column in the star. And we are expected to dutifully join in the frenzy or be called "deniers" and told to step aside and let brighter minds address the crisis.

But much like Chicken Little, the factual evidence for his dire warning has been repeatedly proven less than accurate. Sorry Alan, but this old bird isn't buying what you're selling.

You profess to having no expertise on the historical significance of Thanksgiving, so why do you think you have the expertise to change it? I offer you the historical comment of one far wiser than either you or I, Abraham Lincoln in his 1863 proclamation: "I . . . invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe . . . a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."

You see Alan, God the Father was the intended focus of Thanksgiving Day, not the earth. And I prefer we keep it that way.

Regarding the remainder of your piece, I find nothing to support your "the sky is falling" claim. There are tons of resources that can be located addressing climate change hoaxes and myths, for those who chose to become fully informed on the subject.

I'm tired of pseudo experts pushing political agendas instead of fully addressing actual science on this issue. Yes, recent storms were destructive, but they are not, indications of worsening weather conditions out of the norm for this planet's long history of cyclic climate changes.

That's the significance of history on both these topics.

Steve Hall, North Fork

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