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Regarding the guest column on global warming (Missoulian, May 11), I have several comments.

If global warming threatens public health then global cooling would make us healthier, right?

I believe that winter is known as flu, cold, pneumonia, slipping, falling, weight-gaining, cabin fever, and making babies season because very few people are out and about in cold weather.

In this column you imply that colder weather would reduce mosquito populations. This is not true.

If you don't know, hantavirus was known in Korea for centuries and was brought here after the Korean War. Some of our soldiers died from this virus.

We all know that smoke from forest fires is harmless. Only smoke from woodstoves is harmful. Now far more fossil fuels are burned in cold weather than warm.

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Last, but not least, I hope the ice in the Arctic Ocean doesn't melt because it would raise the sea level how much?

Mike Dey, Missoula

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