Let the duel of global warming begin! | Columns

I was challenged to a global warning duel by fellow Loganite Steven J. Saines. At my age, 87, I should know better not to duel with anyone. If he had challenged me to a run, I should have refused. If you’ve ever seen me try to run across Main Street, you’d know why. It’s not a pretty sight.

Mr. Saines seems to have a very low opinion of common sense, so if I feel the need to use those words, I’ll substitute “smart” instead. Like, “He’s not smart enough to get out of the rain” or “See how quickly he solved this problem? This man is very smart.

First of all, I better give you a little background on how I acquired what little intelligence I managed to save in my old age. I left high school when I was about 16. This is not a good thing to do when trying to accumulate intelligence. However, when I was drafted, I had enough intelligence at the time to qualify for any naval service school, even without a high school diploma. They claimed my IQ was around 135.

I was sent to a service school and learned precision optics and qualified to become an optician. I learned optical theory, the machine shop, the repair of all optical instruments on navy ships, from compasses to sextants and sights to periscopes. After leaving the US Navy, two and a half years of night school finally caught up with me in my more or less formal education. A few more select university courses allowed me to learn more about things that really interested me, including art and writing.

I don’t know if that IQ really made much sense. Only one job I applied for wanted to know what it was. I told them, but I didn’t get that job. They said I was overqualified. I guess they only wanted stupid janitors in this place.

After being turned down for this janitor job, I got a job at a place that made precision aerial mapping lenses. Other work followed in the same field (the aerospace industry), notably the construction and testing of the high-resolution lens of the lunar orbiter. It was used to create mosaic maps of the moon’s surface to allow future astronauts to land safely on its surface. I helped build the 88 inch diameter telescope mirror for the University of Hawaii atop Mauna Kea.

The reason I go through all this meaningless drivel is because sometimes my weird sense of humor can make it look like I fell out of a potato truck and landed on head here in Logan, Ohio and I don’t have a lot of intelligence. In fact, I have a lot of intelligence. I have intelligences that I haven’t even used yet. I’m saving them for when I’m challenged to a duel. (I bet Steve is shaking in his boots right now.) So there you have it. ‘

First of all, I don’t doubt climate change. I firmly believe that our climate is changing. Like I said, it’s constantly changing. Our climate is never at rest for a moment. As our earth rotates, its gases are constantly mixing. It is a very large area of ​​total chaos and man will never be able to control it. Never! All we can do is overcome its infinite variations. Too many uncontrolled and random things are happening in our atmosphere at the same time and most of it we don’t fully understand.

If this duel isn’t about climate change, then what is? I’ll stick to global warming for now. This is the seed that has been planted by 97% of all scientists, isn’t it?

I say! I say! This old saw, “97%”, has been repeatedly discredited by many other more knowledgeable scientists. However, this particular little seed has been fertilized and nurtured by lesser scientists and beaten endlessly by Hollywood, politicians, various governments (including ours) and our own Fourth Estate. For some unknown reason, he refuses to die quietly.

Whoops! I’ve chatted and gossiped about things for so long that I don’t have time to finish this thing properly. Don’t worry though. Read my next column and I will only quote credible scientists and tell you what the real story of the global warming theory actually is. And, how long has this truth been known!

Teresa H. Sadler