Believe in skepticism
Regarding “Climate experts agree” (May 3): Although I am neither a proctologist nor a brain surgeon, I am an avid reader and a natural skeptic, especially regarding those who claim doomsday scenarios like man-made global warming and man-made climate change due to carbon emissions. The letter to NASA management, signed by 49 top NASA scientists and astronauts, is a fact. Those 49 brave souls dared to criticize their own managers for good reason.
Mr. Praver, my letter to The Cambrian was NOT organized by Leighton Steward. Until you mentioned his name, I had never heard of him! However, Mr. Steward is correct, plants do need CO2. What’s more, plants convert that CO2 to oxygen which people need to live. Your attempt to smear Mr. Steward by claiming his nonprofit group has “ties to the coal industry” and that he “has previously served in top management positions with several oil and gas exploration companies” is an obvious ploy to diminish him and his group.
Here is an interesting quote from an article on “Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory” by Jorge Gato in The Dollar Vigilante: “Propaganda [from Warmists] says CO2 causes temperatures to rise. The fact is Vostok Ice Records show that temperature levels rise first and CO2 levels follow ... by 800 years!”
You state as “fact” that more than 98 percent of climate scientists agree that the obvious climate change that is occuring is man-made. Where in the world did you get that? Did you just make it up? My problem with Warmists and Climate Changers is that they act like their belief is a religion, and a cult religion at that, and that nobody should question them. No wonder I am a skeptic.
On the book team
Competing is natural for athletes, but what about readers? For the first time, Santa Lucia Middle School hosted “Battle of the Books,” where students formed teams and tested their knowledge of books they read throughout the year. Thanks to a grant from Rotary and the Cambria Education Foundation (CEF), the school enrolled in this national program and was able to purchase multiple copies of each book title and reward the students with an exciting competitive experience inspired by books.
The students are already eager for next year’s “battle” and we cannot be more thrilled to see that kind of enthusiasm be focused on reading. Thank you, Rotary and CEF.
Colleen Poynter, reading teacher, and Suzanne Kennedy, librarian
Win-win for plants
It was our pleasure to host the Coast Union High School Horticulture Club Saturday, May 21, at the Cambria Historical Museum. Their plant sale of items they crafted, propagated and grew made a splendid display near our monthly sale of heirloom plants, and we all benefited from the enthusiastic customers who attended.
Darcy Dobruc, teacher/adviser for the club, reported a whopping profit of $550, and we did almost as well.
This was an excellent example of community partnership, as well as our continuing relationship with Greenspace as we referred visitors to cross the street and visit the Red Assembly Hall/Temple at their opening. We scheduled our events to coincide with the Cambria Educational Fund’s Cambria Garden Tour, and appreciated their mentioning us at Cambria Nursery.
Thank you, Cambrianos, for all your gracious support,
Mike Rice and Consuelo Macedo, for the
Cambria Historical Heirloom Gardens
Dogs do it, horses do it
How about those riding horses in residential areas of Cambria pick up after them. After all, most dog walkers pick up after their animals.