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Letter to the editor: Censorship & disingenuous global warming report

On March 4, Apple removed Westmore­land author Greg Wrightstone’s Inconvenient Facts smartphone app from its App Store. The preferred view is that extreme weather is surging.

We are spun and told a partial truth in regards to global warming data. The impacts are exaggerated and the costs of fixing it are underestimated. Global warming data uses the mid-1800s as a starting point but fails to tell you that 1850 was the end of a 500-year mini ice age and natural start to a warming period. Temperatures were 2 degrees warmer during the Viking period 1,000 years ago and 4 degrees warmer during the Roman period 2,000 years ago.

Carbon levels have doubled since 1950, yet temperatures have raised only 1.2 degrees. Carbon is not the driving factor for warming; humidity is. Alarms about the sea level rising many feet have been dialed back to a mere 12 inches because glaciers have already displaced the water they float on.

Of greater concern is the left’s 1930s fascist censorship of conservative viewpoints by liberal tech companies. Since President Trump’s election, it seems they have been engineering the flow of information.

It took a little over 200 years to recover from the 500-year mini ice age. Trump is smart to tout our greatest resource, natural energy. Pennsylvania is No. 5 in the U.S. in oil and gas jobs, which pay $99,000 on average. Trump is the smart business choice.

John Ventre


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