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January 21, 2016
Reader Opinion: Government is not the problem
Republican presidential candidates frequently argue for limited government. They don't realize the technology and jobs that are created from government programs. Almost everyone knows at least one of the more than 20 million Americans employed in public education, state and local...
January 21, 2016 - 8:07pm
November 1, 2015
Guest Opinion: Minnesota can regulate mining safely
Governor Dayton is now touring the proposed non ferrous metal mining projects on the Iron Range, as he wrestles with an approval decision. Nearly a billion years ago, the area that we now know as northern Minnesota was one of the most geologically active areas on earth. The Mid Continent...
November 1, 2015 - 10:50pm
September 17, 2015
Reader Opinion: More false statements
Every few months, Mr. Westgard writes about climate change in the Brainerd Dispatch and he continues to flub his facts. On Sept. 11, 2015, he repeated completely false statements that mislead your readers. What did he get wrong this time? First, he claimed that there has been no...
September 17, 2015 - 7:02pm
August 4, 2015
Reader Opinion: The Rube-like slippers
Just when I was thoroughly convinced the newspaper wanted us all thinking it was only the storm-trooping, bible-thumping, racist, toothless hillbillies in the Teabagger party telling us that the new Pope was taking his red shoes a bit too seriously, along comes an encyclical from...
August 4, 2015 - 11:00pm
July 15, 2015
Reader Opinion: Missed the memo
Once again in Rolf Westgard's guest opinion, "Mercury emissions OK with Supreme Court" he is trying to create doubt with the readers of the Brainerd Dispatch when he says, "global surface temperatures have remained stable in the 21st Century." Mr. Westgard is a self-proclaimed professional...
July 15, 2015 - 7:17pm
July 10, 2015
Reader Opinion: More global warming stuff
In Rolf Westgard's article in the Dispatch on Thursday he quotes John Abraham, thermal sciences professor at the University of Saint Thomas, who he said points out that much of the missing heat is currently going into the oceans. Any swimmer knows that the deeper you go in water the...
July 10, 2015 - 10:06pm
May 26, 2015
Reader Opinion: Who is Correct?
You can tell the issue of global warming is polarizing. That polarization is reflected in a series of letters in the Brainerd Dispatch between Rolf Westgard and Dr. John Abraham (May 10, May 13 and May 18). There were claims and counterclaims about whether global warming had stopped...
May 26, 2015 - 11:48pm
May 13, 2015
Reader Opinion: Just plain wrong on climate
On May 10, a community education instructor Mr. Rolf Westgard wrote an error-filled opinion piece in the Brainerd Dispatch on the topic of climate change. Among his errors, he claimed that there has been no warming in the 21st century. It turns out that the hottest years on record...
May 13, 2015 - 8:37pm
May 10, 2015
Guest Opinion: Precedent in recent history
"Today, our planet faces new challenges, but none pose a greater threat to future generations than climate change," President Obama wrote in his proclamation for April's Earth Day. "As a Nation, we must act before it is too late," he said. As to real future threats, a short distance...
May 10, 2015 - 11:04pm
December 30, 2014
Reader Opinion: Logic versus emotion
I read Rolf Westgard's opinion (published on Dec. 25) on lessons learned from the police shootings in Missouri and New York. My recent interest in and study of brain science has led me to a different perspective on those tragedies. Mr. Westgard writes: "If we, regardless of race,...
December 30, 2014 - 9:35am
December 24, 2014
Reader Opinion: Lessons from recent deaths
Politicians and demonstrators are expressing outrage at the failure to prosecute policemen in the deaths in Missouri and New York.
December 24, 2014 - 1:44pm
September 8, 2014
More cringing on false statements
As a scientist, I cringe whenever I read mangled facts such as those from Mr. Rolf Westgard, published June 26 (Scary Images). Mr. Westgard frequently writes about climate change and frequently makes serious errors. This latest letter is no different. It is important for your readers...
September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
June 27, 2014
As a scientist, I cringe whenever I read mangled facts such as those from Mr. Rolf Westgard, published June 26 (Scary Images). It is important for your readers to get accurate information about this complex subject so we can make informed decisions. What were his mistakes? First,...
June 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
June 26, 2014
Speaking in his weekly radio address, President Obama argued that the new EPA rules limiting power plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions "would reduce asthma attacks by 100,000 and heart attacks by 2,100 just in the first year." But the new EPA standards are not aimed at carbon soot,...
June 26, 2014 - 4:46pm