Letter: Gospel Jerry is not really gospel

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Gosh, I really love the incredible naiveté in the recent article by Gospel Jerry and the chutzpah of him calling himself, “Gospel” Jerry, as if every one of his utterances is gospel [“It’s No Longer a Throwaway World: The Gospel According to Jerry,” Oct. 16, Xpress].

Climate change is one of the most ridiculous rallying cries of the left lunatics. This doomsday scenario has been pushed on us for 50 years. Fortunately, for every scientist who claims the sky is falling, there are the same amounts who decry these nonsensical ramblings.

Even his solution — wind and solar power — shows a tremendous lack of research. Check out the recent NPR story about the difficulty of recycling old windmills [avl.mx/6mx]. There will be 720,000 tons of blade material to dispose of over the next 10 years, material that can’t be recycled.

Solar power? Another joke. Besides being unreliable, inefficient and expensive, there’s the environmental impact of the solar-panel manufacture.
As usual, the climate worriers never mention nuclear power, the most efficient and least environmentally harmful source of power.

— Francis Strazzella
Asheville

Editor’s note: An abstract of a 2010 article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America notes that “97-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC [anthropogenic climate change, or climate change caused by human activity] outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

 

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12 thoughts on “Letter: Gospel Jerry is not really gospel

  1. DreadT

    Mr. Strazella, I’m sure as a retired Marketing Exec, your opinion of climate change is much more accurate than educated professionals in the subject of science. Thanks.

    • Not lulz

      “Change always happens. But humans have nothing to do with it!” I guess the animals are just killing themselves then.

  2. Just an average Joe

    Francis, calling people names, because they don’t believe the way you believe, is not an effective way to get your point across. I assume you truly believe climate change is not happening, but that doesn’t mean I should call you a member of the “repugnant right”. I respect your conviction, and would listen to your points. If you don’t care about others actually hearing your arguments, you should probably keep them to yourself. We have big boy and girl problems… acting childish isn’t going to help the conversation, it just creates noise.

  3. Enlightened Enigma

    Kudos to you Mr. Strazzella….the BIGGEST question for these climate change idiots is : So when you STOP the climate from changing , THEN WHAT ???

  4. Peter Robbins

    With all due respect to the letter writer’s expertise, the conclusion that human activity is causing climate change is now as close to gospel as the scientific method allows. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-as-sure-as-you-can-be-in-science-that-humans-caused-climate-change. If anyone needs more certainty, he’ll have to consult a Higher Authority, but I understand somebody’s already done that, too. https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/encyclical.

    With respect to the letter writer’s other point, renewable energy (like everything else in life) has downsides as well as benefits. But it is unarguably far superior to fossil fuel. https://sciencing.com/renewable-vs-nonrenewable-energy-resources-12071170.html. Let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the gazillion times better.

  5. Godslayer

    “Fortunately, for every scientist who claims the sky is falling, there are the same amounts who decry these nonsensical ramblings.”

    Name them.

  6. Jason W

    Can anyone tell me what’s the harm in cleaning up our environment, cutting our emissions, and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels?

  7. Gordon Smith

    https://climate.nasa.gov/

    “The greenhouse effect is the way in which heat is trapped close to the surface of the Earth by “greenhouse gases.” These heat-trapping gases can be thought of as a blanket wrapped around the Earth, which keeps it toastier than it would be without them. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides.

    Greenhouse gases arise naturally, and are part of the make-up of our atmosphere. Earth is sometimes called the “Goldilocks” planet – it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the conditions are just right to allow life, including us, to flourish. Part of what makes Earth so amenable is the naturally-arising greenhouse effect, which keeps the planet at a friendly 15 °C (59 °F) on average. But in the last century or so, humans have been interfering with the energy balance of the planet, mainly through the burning of fossil fuels that give off additional carbon dioxide into the air. The level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has been rising consistently for decades and traps extra heat near the surface of the Earth, causing temperatures to rise.”

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