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Letters, Aug. 3

No birds theory

Do members of the Jackson County Republican Central Committee also believe that there aren’t any birds?

Beverly Vondra

Talent

A different great reset

In an AP article in the July 27 Tribune, I read “Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats.”

What if the small amount of heating is mainly expressed as less cold weather? What if increased CO2 increases crop production? What if civilizations prosper in warmer times?

We see extremes of weather and speculate, but realistic scientists, if not constrained by politics, measure real climate change.

Much of the world politics and economy is based on the claim that CO2 is bad. What if increased CO2 is good? Climate realism, which AP calls disinformation, measuring climate with careful measurements of continents over more than 100 years, rather than change being based on corrupt computer models and scare headlines, may show that storms, floods and hot days are not unprecedented. Sometimes facts get attention.

That would upset the World Economic Forum and all the resulting worldwide political and economic chaos. Nations would prosper and people could relax, knowing that the world is not ending in 12 years.

Ira Edwards

Medford

The threat to our democracy

Jackson County Republicans recently announced that they “reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election.” They are placing blind allegiance to Trump above the good of our nation.

For the first time in American history, our democracy is threatened by a presidential candidate refusing to accept the results of the election. Since his 2020 defeat, Trump has asserted a cascade of lies, all disproven, and engaged in multiple illegal schemes to overturn the certification of the election. When those failed, he summoned supporters to Washington and urged them to march on the Capitol on Jan. 6.

To support their rejection of our electoral system, local Republicans are grasping at the thoroughly discredited propaganda film “2000 Mules.” It was produced by Dinesh D’Souza, who actually served time for — that’s right — felony election tampering.

The threat to our democracy is not “election fraud,” it is GOP cultists worshiping a con man who would destroy our democracy to maintain personal power. Responsible Republicans must reclaim their party before it’s too late. Will Commissioners Dyer, Dotterer, and Roberts publicly denounce this outrageous attack on our electoral system by the Jackson County Republican Central Committee? If not, they show yourselves unworthy of public office.

Pepper Trail

Ashland