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Nicholas Sundquist

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54 years old
Norton Shores MI
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Running for State House in the 91st District. Be sure to Vote. 

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Reply Nicholas Sundquist
10:58 AM on July 10, 2012 
As a libertarian I find myself in the unlikely position of defending Congressman Bill Huizunga.
Mr. Kamischke informs us in his ?Not clearheaded on climate change? letter that Abraham Lincoln started the US academy of Science. He then informs us that their membership includes 200 Nobel Prize recipients. He says that 97-98 percent of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field agree that the world is warming and that humans are a significant contributor to this problem.
That all sounds very impressive until you ask yourself a few questions. What is the cut off for being included in the ?most actively? publishing? Who is funding the research? How are the researchers most likely to get more grants?
The fact is that climate is changing all the time. If you ?Google? Viking settlements in Greenland you will discover that most historians that have studied the subject think that it was climate change that caused the Viking settlements in Greenland to vanish around AD 1000. It was warm enough to raise sheep and cattle prior to the settlement failures. What caused that cooling? Golly I remember my sixth grade teacher telling me all about the ice age that caused the great lakes to be formed. What caused that ice to melt? Presumably it was all the factories in the area spewing carbon in the air. Oh wait, the social studies textbook said that happened before there were any people on the planet at all. What gives? And why is global warming necessarily a bad thing? One would think that a few more growing days would be a good thing for the earths growing population.
I feel almost sorry for Mr. Kamischke, there are so many problems good people working together could solve and he wastes his time worrying about something that can?t be changed.
I mean what really are the alternatives? We can take the position that we must somehow eliminate anthropomorphic global warming (if it exist outside the imaginations of people that get paid to say it exist) and go back to preindustrial living conditions and the massive starvation that would entail for today?s population. Or we can allow human ingenuity to continue providing ever higher and better standards of living for the world?s peoples. I?ve decided to do what I can to work to free human ingenuity. I hope that when Mr. Kamischke gets over his melancholy he?ll join me.
Best Regards
Nicholas A Sundquist