I keep hearing how it is mankind’s fault for global warming or, as it is now referred to, climate change.

The part I never hear is how volcanoes affect the climate. I was wondering about that, so I looked it up. According to ask.com, this is what is released into the atmosphere in an eruption: “Hydrogen sulphide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, carbon monoxide and volatile metal chlorides.”

One of the most obvious ones is carbon monoxide.

All those gasses can affect air travel, not to mention cause local devastation. Imagine all the plumes of gasses streaming into the atmosphere by all the different volcanoes, and people have the gall to think there is anything humans can do about it?

Weather cycles have always happened, and they will continue; there is nothing humankind can do about it.

But now government officials are getting ready to introduce new emission laws that will affect all of us.

It’s more of our hard-earned money going up in smoke.

Clem Bechard, Lewiston


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