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Letters to the Editor (Oct. 16)

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October 16, 2019 | View PDF

Dear Editor:

Never before, in my 30 years of living in Niwot, have I ever been disappointed or ashamed of Niwot High School; their curriculum, administrative and/or athletic staff, or educators. But, the LHVC'S article posted in the volume 23, issue 39 put all of that on hold. (NHS Students Strike for Climate Change Awareness)

A young mind is easily manipulated and molded. Is programming going on at NHS? Today's educators should be teaching young minds to be skeptical, to question authority and the popular paradigm; to research the facts and formulate their own opinions.

Do any of these NHS students know that on September 6th, 2019 that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary General, Peter Taalas stated that all this alarmist hysteria was promoted by the media. Do any of these students know that on September 23rd, 2019 that the United Nations Secretary General received a letter from 500 scientists stating that there is "No Climate Emergency'?" Do any of these students know that in their lifetime that there has been little or no warming? If I must pay for public education, then I want the students to hear "The rest of the story". (Paul Harvey)

There is no threat of extinction of the human species on earth. That is just misinformation and hype from the far left and radical environmentalists.

Niwot High School...would you please start educating our students, and stop programming them?

Dick Piland, Niwot Resident

To the Editor -

While it is clear that Mr. Eggers does not believe climate change to be real (based on other letters he's submitted), he clearly misses the point when it comes to the young men and women who attend Niwot High School. The Pied Piper has not come to lure the children away. Education is not perfect, nor is it always one-sided. The fact that a junior in high school is passionate about SOMETHING shouldn't be tossed aside because the "judgment part of the human brain does not develop fully until age 25". That's pure hogwash and incredibly short sighted. I encourage Mr. Eggers to have a conversation with any of the students at Niwot High, providing that it will take effort to actually listen to what they are saying (remember - you have two ears and one mouth for a reason). I have extensive experience with NHS, as both of my boys are graduates. In fact, I challenge Mr. Eggers to have a conversation with my youngest, now a first-year college student. I can assure you, without a doubt, that his logic and knowledge of which he speaks does not reflect an undeveloped brain. Quite the opposite. And, if you take the time to listen, you might learn something. It does none of us any good to dismiss the opinions of young people, whether we agree with them or not. Having passion for something positive is how all good is accomplished. You can look "in the Google" and find it to be true.

Scott Black, Niwot


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