PAUL A. WEHRLE, San Clemente
Planet Earth is calling, Steve Knoblock.
Just when we thought San Clemente was getting a well-deserved reprieve from misleading, angry or inane commentary with the self-imposed departure of Gene James (thank God), another similar suspect has emerged in the form of genuine science-denier Steve Knoblock.
No respite for the weary or educated members of this community.
In one short missive, he revealed his hyper-religiosity, ignorance, and spiteful political bias, demeaning other cities and spreading more misinformation. Yes, landslides are bad, and we are all grateful there were no injuries. Pretty obvious.
Yes, we were all shocked about the recent event involving our teens and a few Marines. The teens, apparently not our most stellar citizens, are appropriately in custody, and the Marines have apparently faced some investigation for their interaction with minors in the crowd.
This wasn’t something the right-wingers in this town wanted to hear. As you may remember, “the Mob” versus “our Marines” was being trumpeted.
Perhaps of most significance is his flat-out denial of climate change with the resultant well-documented rise in sea level. Polar ice caps are, indeed, disappearing and are certainly far from “the largest in over 60 years.”
Basic science, Mr. Knoblock, when ice melts, it makes water. Your Creator is not going to rescue you from your cocoon of misinformation. Your comment about the angle of the Earth is absurd and irrelevant.
What you imagine will happen will not come to pass, or that you “recall reading somewhere that our planet will never again experience an existential threat from raging floodwaters, etc.” That is sheer lunacy. “Rainbows in the sky” will not reassure anyone capable of critical thought. The next election cannot come soon enough.