Last week's column by Trent Loos, "Don't grease the squeaky wheel," generated several comments. You can read the entire column and comments at: http://www.hpj.com/archives/2009/feb09/feb9/Dontgreasethesqueakywheel.cfm.
The schools feeding students the global warming propaganda with zero balance is sickening--it's happening nationwide, in both public and private schools.
One way to counter this is to introduce students to data and experts that counter the global warming advocates and propaganda machines.
Here is a site with charts about global warming where the student will get a different perspective of what's actually happening: http://www.c3headlines.com/chartsimages.html
The student can read quotes from some of the world's most famous scientists about their own disbelief in global warming here: http://www.c3headlines.com/quotes-from-global-warming-critics-skeptics-sceptics.html
Mr. Loos, you don't do your case any favors by ripping the hard-working American scientists at NASA. These men and women have spent their whole lives trying to figure out why our climate is changing. The best scientific information available tells us our burning of fossil fuels is to blame. You may not like that, for political reasons, but insulting people won't change the facts.
I don't know--I guess I would rather side with NASA climatologists than a group of weathermen. I am sure you are also opposed to the teaching of evolution, too.
Look, facts are facts. The fact that global warming and climate change are caused by human activities is as scientifically established as the fact that smoking causes, and is likely to increase the risk of, lung cancer. You would not tell your kids to go ahead and smoke because, hey, Phillip Morris maintains that the risks are minimal.