Letter to the Editor: Big blue marble
BY Dana P. Moudy, Okmulgee
Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/12 at 2:25 AM
Your readers would be well advised to study history and realize the difference between global warming and what Sen. James Inhofe is talking about. His ideas are on "man-made" global warming. Oklahoma has been covered with glaciers (that's why we have large boulders sitting in places that seem odd; they were left as the glaciers retreated back north as the Earth warmed) and the whole middle section of the U.S., including Oklahoma, has been covered with a large ocean in the past.
Man was not even on Earth when this happened. Remember how the Roman army conquered most of the known world? They were fed with the food that the top region of Africa produced. It was called "the breadbasket of the Roman army" and it was all turned back to sand before the New York subway was even dreamed of.
Hannibal's army crossed the Alps with 50 elephants and surprised the Romans because the Earth was in a warm period and the glaciers and snow were mostly melted and gone, which helped them pull off this feat.
The Earth has gone through these natural cycles for ages. Seventy percent of the Earth is water; 25 percent is uninhabitable. Man covers 3 to 5 percent. To think that we have anything to do with the Earth's cycles is arrogant thinking. In one instant we could be gone like the dinosaurs. We are insignificant specks on this big blue marble. Nothing more.
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