Some researchers now want to inject sulphur compounds into the
atmosphere to ease global warming. Sounds like a plan to us. The
problem is new studies show that doing this would erase the ozone
layer and slow the recovery of the ozone hole over the Antartic
by as much as 70 years. Opposing sides on this issue say recovery
of the ozone hole over Antartica could worsen warming in that area.
OK. Our lawmakers have been making laws so diesel engines spew less
sulphur into the atmosphere, while also being against coal-burning
power plants for electricty which also pollute with sulfur compounds.
This same bunch of people has caused our food, heating, gasoline,
diesel fuel, and other cost to rise. All the while saying they’re
going to have to raise our taxes because we don’t pay enough.
And locally, we still wonder about our town. We want to spend millions
of dollars to improve our riverside parks, when they are both in a
flood zone. While we don’t flood every year, when we do get hit like
this year, where is the money to rebuild the half million dollar
outhouse, skatepark, and other amenities going to come from? We’ll give
you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
Another question would be; if the gambling boat has to move because of
the flood, will it come back? Do that many people really care? Since we
don’t gamble we don’t know.
That’s our little end-of-the-weekend minirant. Ideas and comments are