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Global warming — climate change — economic change

Global warming — climate change — economic change

We were warned earlier that global warming wasn’t, and likely had never been, the real issue.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The incessant chorus of doom

The incessant chorus of doom

Predictions of starvation, death, disease and an impending apocalypse keep coming.

May 4, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Global warming’s ship of fools

Global warming’s ship of fools

I am thought to be a “denier” by some readers who have been offended by my climate apostasy. Truth is, I am a doubter.

January 26, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Sucking the joy out of life

Sucking the joy out of life

Progressives have become the people who believe it is more important to have a protocol for beetles than it is to complete the Keystone pipeline.

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Who really ignores science?

Who really ignores science?

Mr. Obama either doesn’t want to be excluded from decent society or he believes that man-made global warming will be a great excuse to add another 20,000 pages of regulations.

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The debate lingers on

The debate lingers on

Yes, the debate may be over but the memory lingers on. How long it lingers may well determine who is the next president of the United States.

October 12, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Don’t bulldoze my home

Don’t bulldoze my home

BLAKE FLEETWOOD Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com There are some people in this town who want to bulldoze the 237 condos at the Colony Beach and Tennis Club. Georgie McFarland commented in the Longboat Key News, “Most of the Colony should be bulldozed immediately.” People are also understandably tired of the legal fights and the loss of […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Reformation in the ‘Church of Global Warming’

Reformation in the ‘Church of Global Warming’

We can only hope the poor and the eagles understand their discomfort is a small price to pay if it helps environmental elites feed their already considerable self esteem.

May 21, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Eye to eye with Irene

Eye to eye with Irene

“In my dreams” indeed – more likely in my nightmares. We customarily spend winters at our home on Longboat Key, mindful of the fact that during that season hurricanes lurk just around the proverbial corner. Summers are spent at our place in Connecticut, which fronts on Long Island Sound and enjoys a placid, if somewhat boring, climate

September 9, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Nothing happens in August

Nothing happens in August

Columnist Florence King observed in a recent column, “Back when August was called the dog days, columnists got a break. We were allowed, even expected, to write about nothing much because there was nothing much to write about. ‘Nothing happens in August’ was a given.” Since I am writing this just before Labor Day, I claim the right to write about nothing much, but since even nothing much requires 800 words or so, here goes.

September 10, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »