Letter to the Editor: Global cooling
BY Dean Jones, Claremore
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
7/20/11 at 3:14 AM
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe probably is waiting for another global warming advocate to put his foot in his mouth before releasing his book. I grew up in the 1940s and the 1950s here in northeastern Oklahoma.
In most years in the month of August, our lawns were completely brown and the leaves on the trees died and fell off from the lack of rain and the heat. I don't remember a beautiful fall. In 1955 and 1956 for two weeks in August the temperature in Vinita was between 110 degrees to 115 degrees every day. This was before most homes had air conditioning. My brother and I slept outside most summers.
Some summers the whole family slept outside in the front yard. We couldn't afford a screened-in porch. Last winter we broke records for the amount of snow and the lowest temperture. According to the thinking of cartoonist Bruce Plante, we should be entering global cooling. I don't remember ever seeing that cartoon. Yes, I'm aware Greenland is melting, but that's how it got its name. It was green at one time. If Plante lives long enough he'll find out that history repeats itself. Hopefully he'll stay out of the heat, the cold and our coastal cities.
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