North Korean threat bigger than we know

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionA Black Swan event could hit the economy at any moment. All it would take is our going to war with North Korea. Within a month of our going to war, the stock market will drop by 50 percent and we’ll be plunged into a recession. If North Korea is able to reach the mainland with a nuclear warhead, the impact will be even worse.One of the talking heads on television made an even more cogent point. All North Korea has to do is put a nuclear warhead on a ship and enter a U.S. port. We don’t know the magnitude of the blast that they could set off by remote means because there is almost no limit to the size of the warhead they can detonate if they have achieved fusion technology.What’s an even more scary scenario is if North Korea sells its technology to terrorist organizations. There’s simply no way of knowing what these organizations will target.Richard Moody Jr.SchoharieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Climate change facts not changed much

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Feb. 18 letter from Rodger Anderson on climate change contains at least two errors. First, the mass of the atmosphere is about 5,000 trillion metric tons, so adding two parts per million of carbon dioxide [CO2] requires the addition of about 10 billion metric tons, not the 400 billion he calculated. That’s about the amount currently released each year from burning fossil fuels. But the total CO2 budget is a little more complicated. There are other sources, and some is removed by dissolving in sea water.His second error is his assertion that the debate over climate change continues to grow. The debate has been over for many years among the climate scientists, who are in the best position to know. It is at least 98 percent certain that the climate is warming due to the generation of greenhouse gases by humans. Ginned-up controversy certainly has grown, but the actual facts are pretty clear and have not changed much in the past 20 years.James E. PickettNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Install Lock 7 gates to alleviate flooding

first_imgIs Lock 7 dam the cause of Stockade flooding?I attended part of the March 23 Watershed Symposium at Union College and learned that the Lock 7 dam in Niskayuna lacks release-gates and thus causes most of the flooding we experience in the historic Stockade. The canal dams upstream are liftable, either partially or fully, giving them the ability to release excess water and also reduce the threat of ice-jamming. It is this “pooling of water” at Lock 7 that causes most of our flooding. Can New York state own this engineering mistake and move toward correcting it?Susan DuFourSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Loosening the old school ties

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Retail works out

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Bristol retail Broadening horizons

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LandSec in £250m shopping centre sale

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Retail: Curing the curse of Camberley

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Inner City

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People

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