cg22165 (Chris Golledge)

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What's your favorite breed of dog?

I like big mutts and I can not lie.

June 28, 2016 at 10:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Trump phenomenon

Even if more people eat at McDonald's than Burger Stand, that does not mean that McDonald's makes better burgers.

June 27, 2016 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Presidency is wrong job for Trump

It is a bizarre day when I find myself in complete agreement with George Will.

June 27, 2016 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Carbon fee facts

So, what is your plan?

BTW, you don't have to go back to our ancestors. Kansas has huge wind energy potential, levelized cost for wind is less than coal, there were plans underway to develop wind in the highest potential zone closest to our major population centers, and Brownback unilaterally nixed those plans. We would have cheaper electricity now if it were not for Brownback.

June 20, 2016 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite marine creature?

Phytoplankton

"What are phytoplankton?"
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ph...

"Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth"
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...

Although, reports on this are mixed.
"Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton"
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...

It's just a really dangerous thing to be rolling the dice on.

June 19, 2016 at 4:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Carbon fee facts

You plan to vote for Trump, so that America will be great again, right?

June 19, 2016 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Carbon fee facts

Thanks Tony!

June 19, 2016 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Carbon fee facts

Another difference between a carbon tax, or fee and dividend, and cap and trade is that a cap implies a fixed limit, and a fee scales with demand. Energy demand is not fixed; sometimes we have an unusually warm winter, sometimes an unusually hot summer. The economy has periods of booms and doldrums. When demand is low, a fixed limit provides no incentive to reduce, and when demand is high, a fixed limit creates unpredictable price spikes. Unpredictable price spikes tend to be undesirable.

A carbon tax is a form of Pigouvian tax, and those have been used effectively for a long time; so, your implication that a carbon tax would be ineffective runs counter to economic theory.

Energy independence? Right. And how much have we spent on Middle East wars and how many American lives have been lost in those? Do you really think we'd be involved in those if oil wasn't? Wind, hydro, solar, and nuclear are all viable options we have available and none of those would give us any reason to be involved in foreign wars.

June 19, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public invited to comment on school finance order, constitutional amendments

What I am hearing is that the legislature is trying to avoid having the wealthier districts feel the pain of the legislature's tax breaks that they are unwilling to roll back. If revenue were not so short, there would be less incentive to cut school funding, and if there were less incentive to cut school funding, they would not be having this fight about the constitutionality of how they have rejiggered the distribution.

June 15, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Scientific process

That article was written in 2007, and the 2013 date was the earliest estimate from one researcher out of dozens. Pretend it is 2007; when do you think is the earliest year the Arctic might be ice free?

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/...

May 22, 2016 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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