Letters to the Editor address dyslexia study committee and climate change
In response to the Dyslexia Study Committee article: Although one can agree that dyslexia can be a serious problem, one wonders what new information can be gained by creating another study committee at taxpayer expense.
Dyslexia and the causes and affects have been studied to death already. Why not just save all the flamboyant pretenses of studying and do a simple google search on the internet. If holding listening sessions on Dyslexia reveals some unheard of information then please let us know what these earth shattering new revelations are.
While we’re on the topic of “studies”, here are a few that I would gladly support: A study on Common Core Education Standards, who initiated it and who profits from it; A study on UN Agenda 21 (Smart Growth Planning), How did it become Wisconsin law, (Bob Kulp could Chair these studies); A study on abortion and the marketing of aborted baby body parts, (Rep. Spiros could Chair this Committee); and a study on WEDC; is it compatible with free market principles and who profits from WDEC grants and tax credits, (this could be chaired be an independent organization).
There are numerous issues that could be studied, like what is the history of revisionist history, what causes inflation and how come our legislators are so Constitutionally illiterate.
In February of 2018, the director of US intelligence issued a report entitled “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community-2018”. This report is a public document and anyone can find it online using the title to search.
Pages 16 and 17 are about the threat of climate change. The report states that, “The past 115 years have been the warmest period in the history of modern civilization, and the past few years have been the warmest years on record”. A warming world, increasingly severe storms, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, and ocean acidification contribute to global instability. Climate change increases the risk of humanitarian disasters, forced migration, conflict, and water and food shortages. The report suggests that rate of species extinction is 100 to 1000 times faster than the natural extinction rate. Vital ecosystems, including the ocean, that support human life are jeopardized.
Climate change is a threat to U.S. security and to our children and grandchildren.
Bruce Krawisz, M.D.