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December 1, 2012

Global warming statements were false

Global warming statements were false

Adrian Kuzminski’s commentary stating that “methane is 25-100 times more potent a greenhouse gas” and as “dirty as coal and oil” forgets one thing: We burn the methane, and he knows the by-products of burning methane do not rival those of coal or oil.

Statements like this may give rise to the suspicions that he actually is a member of a far-left group — it borders on propaganda. If he is that concerned, perhaps the the Everglades swamp should be bulldozed. 

Also, using Sandy as an argument for accelerated global warming ignores the period in the late 1950s and early 1960s where the Atlantic was warm and the Pacific cooler. About six terrific storms went right up the coast. I stood in the eye of a hurricane as it passed over Long Island at about 12 years old. There was less damage because there were fewer people and buildings. Stop the hysterics — it makes you sound like a member of a far-left group.

Adrian D. VanEssendelft

Oneonta

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