Letter: Rockets are to blame for climate change
I read with interest Al Coen's letter to the editor in the Jan. 27 Forum. Coen stated he was interested in a civil climate change debate.
He figures that pollution is the cause, but where is the power in pollution? When you walk through black smoke—if you hold your breath and close your eyes—does it hurt you?
When the infancy of the weather sits at 23.5 miles or roughly 124,000 feet above sea level, does the aforementioned black smoke get that high?
Germany was the first in their effort to try and stick something in the atmosphere by perfecting the rocket way back in 1929. In the 1930s, they started blasting their invention into the atmosphere. Wow, what power! But, the power of the earth's gravitational force pulled their rocket back to earth. So, they made them more powerful. Still, no luck.
After eight years of blasting, they never made it to space. But they sure destroyed the weather here in the U.S. We had eight years of devastating droughts!
Then, the media blamed the farmers for plowing too many acres. If it does not rain, the grass will die, and with enough wind, the dirt will blow, too.
On March 6, 2017, North Korea put up four rockets simultaneously. After April 19, we had horrible weather from Oklahoma to New York. Homes were completely destroyed. North Korea kept rocketing, the the U.S. had droughts, floods and just horrible weather for most of the year.
So, pick all you want on pollution, but rocketry is the culprit because it breaks the speed of sound—a law of the earth—in the infancy of the weather and six to seven weeks down the road, the shock rings start hitting.
A 17th century philosopher wrote, "When man disturbs nature, he will be his own judge, jury and hangman."
Buchholz is a retired certified organic farmer who lives near Fingal, N.D.