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Additional Text on Global Warming - 4/22/08 
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3 Bombers sent stuff on Global Warming
Ray Wells ('54), Mary Lou Watkins ('63)
Rick Valentine ('68)
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>>From: Ray Wells ('54)

Re: Global Warming

Maren,
Today, you published an input from a lady who is supporting
global warming. Not all of us accept that global warming is a
fact. I had understood that the sandstorm was not intended to be
controversial. If this has changed, I have a wealth of data that
shows that global warming is a hoax.

-Ray Wells ('54)
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>>From: Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck ('63)

Re: Global Warming

Dear Maren,

I'm not sure you will publish this. Global warming is so very
political that teachers and scientists are afraid of losing
their jobs if they dare to disagree with Al Gore. Man made
global warming fanatics will never discuss the other side.
Maybe, and there is a lot of study to back this up, global
warming is a natural occurrence. It is so political that laws
are being passed and taxes raised without a scientific consensus
that global warming is man made. Food is being turned into fuel
while oil fields are left unused. Global warming fanatics would
rather starve people that make a caribou walk 50 feet to avoid
an oil well. 

Saying all this, I appreciate that you would go nuts trying to
screen every comment coming in on Alumni Sandstorm, so I won't
start a big argument... but I really get tired of the entire
mentality of... "If Al Gore says it, it must be true... "...but
maybe he is right... he did invent the Internet didn't he? And
he did get an Oscar... and Hollywood is so up on unbiased
thought. Ha! 

If you want to publish this, please do... as I think it is a 
good answer to Donna Bowers Rice ('63) who puts so much faith 
in Gore's book. My side deserves to be heard too.

-Mary Lou Watkins Rhebeck ('63)
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>>From: Rick Valentine ('68)

Re: Global Warming Missed Spokane...

26 and snowing in Spokane this morning, 39 for the high in
Spokane yesterday. If I had a copy of Al Gore's book, I would
burn it for heat!

Over 90" of snow here this winter, second snowiest winter on
record in Spokane. Only the winter of 1939-'40 had more snow, 
and this morning we are taking another shot at the record...

I have put flowers on my Mom's grave in the snow on Memorial Day
in Spokane before, so late snow in Spokane is not unusual!

-Rick Valentine ('68)
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