There are those who say the Sun rises in the East and sets in the West — but it never happens.

The Sun does not change its position as it is the center of our universe. Instead what happens is that the Earth turns on its axis every 24 hours and [thus] faces the Sun during half that time. As we come out of the shadow dawn occurs And, as the Earth turns, the Sun appears straight above.

Two other happenings are also taking place. We are orbiting the Sun every 365 1/4th days while our rating is 23 1/2 degrees off kilter to the Sun. As a result seasonal variances of extremes — solstices and equinox — happen.

The ball, which is our Earth, needs human care. What we do to our forests and seas, how we deal with the air. As stewards we have a responsibility to generations yet unborn. Will we accept the challenge?

— Allan Mortenson

360 Ardmore Ave.

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(5) comments

Adam Umbreit

Watch as the economy skyrockets when America invests in clean energies creating skilled jobs and affordable means to live under Democrats. Under Trump, Republicans only passed 3 bills and of one of those was the first covid relief bill that the Dems drew up. Other than those, nothing productive has been done for the betterment of our nation or world for that matter. Democrats will get it done as history has always shown our nation does much better under a Democratic structure.

Mark Alexander

Everyone, all countries which are capable large and small down to each individual should commit to doing what is right and best for the earth. To start rejoining the Paris accords as a starting point and building from there. Just with the ever increasing population we should all be doing what we can to cause less of a negative environmental impact.

Just like wearing a mask for Covid its the right thing to do and is not that difficult to make a difference.

Dale Failor

Trump should be told this. Trump is ruining the environment since he took office 4 years ago, thank God he is leaving and we can save the National Parks and get rid of coal for cleaner options. Trump could wreck a anvil.

Sallie Helmer

China should be told this.

Michael Shohoney

The United States, as a LEADER, should set an example instead of pointing fingers.

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