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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:10 pm | Updated: 11:27 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

We applaud the Piper Trust’s generosity and public example during this economic crisis and time of increasing demands on health and human services in our community. We hope all those who can in other foundations, faith communities, businesses and families will also dig deep and contribute to help those who are in particular need at this time.

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CLIMATE CHANGE / ENVIRONMENT

Man can’t be the cause

There is so much written and broadcast about global warming that many people believe that it is a fact, but it is not. The facts are that in the past 100 years, the planet has warmed about 1 degree. The scientists who subscribe to the myth of man-causation are primarily people who have been hired by the United Nations to “prove” that what they are saying is true. Do you remember the conjured alarms about destruction of the rain forest, and the huge ozone hole that we needed to remedy? Those concoctions of calamity faded into obscurity to be replaced by the “global warming” threat.

Weather people can accurately predict future weather about three to four hours ahead. As the timeline increases, the accuracy decreases. No one can say that such-and-such is going to happen years from now. Some glaciers are retreating, some are advancing, some are not changing. Some places are drier than normal, some are wetter.

If man intentionally set out to warm up the planet, and pulled out all the stops to create this warming, it could not be done. Man cannot erase a drought, nor cause a flood. The lie that we can change the temperature of the whole planet is concocted specifically to enhance political control by radical leftist forces. Even Al Gore’s carbon credits are not to eliminate carbon dioxide in the air, they are to allocate it, and charge for it, and to create government controls. The leftist forces trying to destroy freedom and democracy know that it is impossible to be against “the environment.” Nobody wants to destroy their surroundings.

If a lie is big enough, and repeated enough, it becomes the truth.

JOHN ATKINS

MESA

Better ways to raise crops

As a 56-year-old native Arizonan, and small horticulture/irrigation company owner, I am concerned about the apathy Arizonans seem to have for the environmental chaos happening around us. Scientists from around the world have confirmed global climate trends, and how immediate action is necessary right now to halt this millennial train wreck. Not only are our heads in the sand about the future, we are grievously distracted by subsiding banks and insurance companies, and national elections.

Arizona’s urban gardens and farms represent a fantastic opportunity for change and an new techno-conservation era. Arizona golf course superintendents are recognized as the most advanced in the country. For many years, no county could top Maricopa County in yield and quality of wheat and cotton. It is time to put the unemployed in eco-tech training classes, then in the field, eliminating wasteful irrigation and fertilization practices. If your sprinklers came on today, precisely why did they? Could it have waited till tomorrow? Did the drip stations really need 10 additional minutes? Is that iron deficiency on those pine trees? Did you know white flies infest malnutritioned plants first?

TOM A. REYNOLDS

TEMPE

PIPER TRUST

Easing fiscal crisis

We applaud the Piper Trust’s generosity and public example during this economic crisis and time of increasing demands on health and human services in our community. We hope all those who can in other foundations, faith communities, businesses and families will also dig deep and contribute to help those who are in particular need at this time.

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Piper has demonstrated that taking care of each other, particularly those most in need, is the best of our humanity and community. Piper is a authentic sign of hope amid persistent dismal news.

Demands for food stamps, AHCCCS, domestic violence services, unemployment, food boxes, utilities assistance, rent assistance, and all kinds of health and human services continue to rise. Health and human services agencies are working hard at being efficient and creative and stretching resources. But efficiencies and belt-tightening only goes so far. The simple fact is that our non-profit community agencies and faith organizations are being overwhelmed by rising demands at the same time that donations are down sharply. There is not enough money in all the foundations and communities combined to address the growing demands for people’s needs.

We hope the Legislature will avoid cuts affecting children, families and vulnerable adults needing critical health and human services. The Legislature must now step up and demonstrate its humanity and sense of community. It must protect the needs of children and vulnerable adults by avoiding cuts to critical health and human services. It has alternatives to cuts if members get out of their ideologies and focus on the needs of the people.

The Piper Trust has shown us so well to value our families. Let’s hope the Legislature also does the right thing.

TIMOTHY J. SCHMALTZ

PROTECTING ARIZONA’S FAMILIES COALITION

PHOENIX

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