It is no secret that the current administration does not accept that climate change/global warming is no big deal, if not an utter falsehood. I was appalled (but sadly, not surprised) the the administration is actively sabotaging research efforts into combating this phenomenon, in fact, planning to fire the scientists working in this area as of July 15.

There has been a remarkable finding about the food value of rice when affected by climate change; millions in the world live on rice. No one may ever hear of this research even if it is allowed to continue. Why is the government doing this when we could, again, be leading the world?

Sue Norman

Homosassa

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CitrusCo Citizen

Talked to a few friends in DC who work there and they said most of the scientists are jumping ship and seeking employment elsewhere. So don't count on any food inspections or food safety in America, any help for farmers, or humane treatment of farm animals and many other things the scientists at the Dept. of Ag used to ensure.

CitrusCo Citizen

Here's just one example that this will result in tragedy. We only now have about 1/3 of the bee population (2.5 million) bees left because of Colony Collapse Disorder and scientists from Dept. of Agriculture WERE trying to find out why and what can be done. Bees are the (along with bats and insects) are the greatest pollinators of our crops--without them crops will not grow and we'll have less to export = famine in other countries and maybe shortages in ours = political, governmental, and economic chaos = refugees from famine = migration to 1st world countries = and you know the rest. Scientists who are leaving the Agriculture Dept because they are being purposely "relocated" to Kansas (!!!) in a few weeks (in an effort to get them to resign or be fired), will lose all of the data they've been collecting, stop the research, and the bees will continue to decline to extinction without our ever understanding why and how to reverse it. And so the destruction continues, step by step, unchecked.

Miuke Nelson

“If you like your doctor or insurance, you can keep it.” Tired comment. If you wanted to keep him/her all you had to do was buy a policy that he/she accepted. If you lost your doctor, it was your fault, not the ACA. Trump's 10,000 plus lies are actually that, not a bastardization of what was actually said. As for your tax windfall, a few dollars less tax, doesn't make up for Trump's negatives impacts on our country. Unless you make big bucks (which you seem to say you don't) you sure can be bought cheap. At 20k you get about $200, At 25k, it's about $350. 50K , $800. 100k $1000, As for not complaining, First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Miuke Nelson

For some reason the Chronicle posted this comment under the wrong LTE. Sorry.

CitrusCo Citizen

That's o.k. Miuke. I always appreciate that quotation. I always think of immigration when I see it--First they came for the Indians, (followed by the Germans, the Irish, Italians, Greeks, Chinese, Jews, Poles, Swedes, Norwegians, Hmong, Somali, Nigerians, Mexicans, Ethiopians, (and any other immigrant group you can think of). After immigrating to America, many of them have become engineers, mathematicians, teachers, social workers, etc. and are our doctors, dentists, architects, etc. So when there is an attack on teachers and professors, in public schools and universities and equally insidious, attacks on science and scientists, then America is well on its way to a nationalistic dictatorship. Step by step, getting rid of the intellects (scientists and professors), the writers and artists, and any others who dare to think otherwise than the dictator, is how it happens. Sadly, today, this is accompanied by Climate Change, (I call it Global Warming Chaos) and in the end, nobody, not even the dictators, survive.

GMEN

Probably becaus eno matter what the subject, the Lefty comments are always the same: "We hate Trump and we hate anyone who supports Trump (and always will!)"

Ssabmud

Thank you for helping the Left with all your perfectly worded descriptions of how we feel about Trump and his supporters with every post you make, Your assistance is appreciated. It might be kind of time to move on to a new topic. however. This one is getting a little boring, especially since the topic of the letter was Climate Change.

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