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The coincidence of two seemingly unrelated articles in The Signal this Thursday does provide food for thought.

On Page 1 we have a marvelous description of how Vicki White (sadly, no relation), also known as the “Science Lady,” wows kids at camp. Vicki brings “experiments and fun to students of all ages through science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics education,” to quote Christina Cox of The Signal.

How wonderful, I say! So does 9-year-old Annalisa Phelps, who is quoted as saying, “I like learning new things.” This is pure joy to hear!

How important it is to get youngsters interested and knowledgeable about all of these important subjects. Bravas to Vicki White!

When I reached Page 6, however, and read Mr. Comer’s letter to the editor, “Chill out, climate change worriers,” denying the important findings of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and calling into disregard Cher Gilmore’s recent column “’We the people’ must solve climate change,” I was terribly saddened.

Perhaps the Science Lady needs to expand her teaching to include classes for adults who – while they may be users of all forms of new technology such as the iPhone, perhaps a GPS, computer, or may have benefited from medical equipment capable of providing diagnosis of disease – are still willing to remain in the “dark ages” of science when it comes to our planet’s most important issue, the climate.

Dear Vicki White, if you happen to be reading, please give great thought to expanding your classes to include adult education. I’d love to sign up.

 

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  • Brian Baker

    Or perhaps the writer of this letter needs to get a clue, and learn to distinguish between actual science and agenda-driven faux science.

    Now there’s a thought.

  • Ron Bischof

    Ms. White: Can you explain the “science” behind these remarks?

    Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC:

    “This is the first time in the history of mankind” she said “that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change, be it COP 15, 21, 40 – you choose the number. It just does not occur like that. It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation.”

    Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group III:

    “Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

  • lois eisenberg

    ’We the people’ must solve climate change,”
    Don’t ask what the EPA can do for you, ask what you can do to help
    the EPA save our planet !!

  • lois eisenberg

    “China—the world’s number one greenhouse gas emitter—has announced it will roll out a national carbon market in 2017, building on the experience gained through the 7 carbon trading pilot programs EDF helped design.”
    “America finalized the Clean Power Plan—the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from our fossil fuel-fired power plants—thanks in part to the 946,111 comments submitted by EDF Activists”.
    “And after EDF activists sent 112,089 letters to President Obama and the EPA demanding limits on methane pollution, they listened, and proposed a rule limiting dangerous methane emissions from future oil & gas operations.”
    YAY,YAY,YAY !!

  • lois eisenberg

    “For those that are still willing to remain in the “dark ages” of science when it comes to our planet’s most important issue, the climate” think again before it is to late !!
    “Now there’s a thought.”

  • Gary Bierend

    “(AGW skeptics) are still willing to remain in the “dark ages” of science when it comes to our planet’s most important issue, the climate.”
    Ironically, it’s the alarmists that would prefer we all be forced to live in a modern Dark Age by giving up plentiful cheap energy.

    • Ron Bischof

      This absurd assertion by Ms. White reflects the inability to perform rational cost/benefit analysis while suggesting reeducation as a “solution”.

      Here are the facts:

      http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/

      Note the absence of “climate change”.