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Letter to the editor: Kids & climate change

School taxes in the U.S. are obscenely high, so we’d hope that the kids are getting a good education, learning some math, etc.

But alas, recently they were allowed to cut classes to scream in the streets about “stopping climate change.” The goal of the movement: impose new taxes on our energy.

I’d hoped they’d learn math so that they could (someday) write for us a mathematical differential equation for climate systems using heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to demonstrate the amount of new energy taxes we’d pay (on gasoline, electricity) to “stop climate change” — “silly science denier” and degreed engineer that I am.

A helpful hint for the kids to start with: The Chinese, the largest emitters of carbon pollution on the planet, won’t be paying any tax, so the equation will need to multiply our U.S. tax to compensate for the Chinese paying none.

Perhaps Sweden’s Greta Thunberg could lead the kids in writing this climate model for us, overseen by the loyal party cadre teachers, of course.

Given the state of U.S. education today — we spend the most of any industrial country and get the worst results — I suspect the proceeds of the new taxes will be directed, via government grant money, to employing the unemployable kids at “climate nonprofits,” where they can play office and (profitably) train the next generation of professional-protester- drone-shock-troops to obey their commissar handlers and riot at a moment’s notice. Sad.

Carl Colpo


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