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The evidence is overwhelming that the last ice age, one of many, ended in most of North America and Europe about 10,000 years ago. The last ice age did not end in what is now Canada until about 6,000 years ago.

What caused this phenomenon? Global warming did. What caused the warming? My ancestors did. I am a Choctaw.

These people had so many incandescent lights in their houses (teepees) that the electric companies had to build hundreds of coal-burning power plants. Some never turned the lights off. They were afraid of the dark. Every refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher was hugely energy wasteful.

I’m an old cowboy, just as my distant relatives were. They raised thousands of cattle that produced methane, a greenhouse gas. Most first settlers ignored the millions of bison roaming the plains.

If you don’t believe the story above, maybe you will believe respected climatologists, who I have contacted, who say that humans don’t cause global warming; they may exacerbate it a bit. Instead of taking maybe 20 years to reach a certain mean global temperature, the earth may reach this temperature in 10 years. Hoop-tee-do.

-- Gary L. Kirkland - Atascadero

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