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Published: Sunday, Nov. 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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William Gronberg
Payson, UT

Per Mr. Wallace:

“The warmth is expected to come from the Earth getting closer to the sun in its astronomical cycling.”

The earth's orbit around the sun is not a circle. Our orbit is an ellipse.

Perihelion occurs each January 3. The earth then is 91.5 million miles from the sun. (The northern hemisphere winter takes place when we are closest to the sun.)

Aphelion occurs each July 4. The earth then is 94.5 million miles from the sun. (The northern hemisphere summer takes place when we farthest from the sun.)

Any change in the inclination of the earth's axis is far more significant than a million miles or less from the sun.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

So you're saying global warming is real and the 'don't worry be happy' strategy is the way to go?

one old man
Ogden, UT

We can adapt just like the proverbial frog in the pan of water on the stove?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Please, Mr. Gronberg, you're going to confuse people in Utah with your science.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Just a day ago repubs were telling me that Global Warming wasn't even occurring. Now it is and we need to adapt to it?

Sorry, but I'm just confused on what to believe. Which kool-aid am I drinking so repubs can win the next election? Are we adapting or obstructing?

embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

Adapt? Tell that to the billions of people who live in coastal areas that will be uninhabitable. Would you welcome a couple million refugees to live in the parched Utah furnace?

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "embarrassed Utahn!" if you read any of the AGW literature, you would find that it doesn't just makethe planet warmer and drier. What the AGW scientists claim is that some areas will have less rain, and others will have more.

Maybe the Great Salt Lake will grow, and the communities along its banks will be flooded out.

Here are the big questions for those that believe that manmade CO2 is responsible or the driver for the current warming. Since when has the earth's climate been a constant? What should global temperatures be? Why should we trust climate models that their creators have admitted are not accurate and are missing pieces?

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "Adapt to global warming"

We'd all do well to accept that advice, since there's not the first thing we can do about anthropogenic global warming, even if the hypothsis is someday shown to have some merit.

The third world will spew into the air every ounce of carbon "pollution" we avoid. It's just not politically possible for American or European socialists to dictate a standard of living to the third world, and the heyday of plutocratic leftist oligarchies appears to be winding to a close.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

Two possible remedies for the problem, both of which are widely used: Increase the very valuable name calling, as if we were all still in sixth grade, and throw money at it in bag fulls.

one old man
Ogden, UT

"The third world will spew into the air every ounce of carbon "pollution" we avoid."

I used to hear that same kind of argument from first grade kids on the school playground. "But HE did it first. . . . "

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "I used to hear that same kind of argument from first grade kids on the school playground. 'But HE did it first. . . . '"

And, it's the same argument you'll hear today from the third world. There's literally nothing you or I or ANY American can do to slow the advance of third-world living standards.

Though they hate it when we point it out, American liberals just don't get to decide anymore how people will live in the third world. And, their plan to force America into the third world will exacerbate, not alleviate the problem.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

"Though they hate it when we point it out, American liberals just don't get to decide anymore how people will live in the third world. And, their plan to force America into the third world will exacerbate, not alleviate the problem."

What are you talking about? What conservative lala land did you escape from?

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "What are you talking about?"

There's always someone who doesn't get the memo.

mark
Salt Lake City, UT

Oh. You read that on a memo. Well that makes sense.

Demo Dave
Holladay, UT

By all means, let's not curtail our headlong rush to destroy the planet, let's just adapt to it!

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