By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: November 9, 2018 at 7:06 am | UPDATED: November 9, 2018 at 7:08 am Could insect die-off be our climate canary? Re: “The case of the disappearing bugs” (Eastbaytimes.com, Oct. 21): There was a time when miners would carry a canary in a cage when going into a coal mine as an early-warning system. If the environment was dangerous, the canary would die because the bird was more sensitive to foul air. In September 2018, a scientific report published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences exposed a large die-off of insects within the rain forests. This is based on a growing number of studies. Are the insects the canary that may be warning us of something dangerous? The conclusions from the study point to the reduction of habitat and the increasing temperatures. Because of the inter-connectedness of the biosphere, a large die-off of insects affects the food chain for the amphibians, reptiles and birds that depend on the insects … [Read more...] about Letter: Could insect die-off be our climate canary?
0 Have your say From: Terry Watson, Adel. THERESA May said she would walk away with no deal rather than accept a bad deal for Britain. Actions speak louder than words – we are going to get nothing but a very bad deal. It’s time to get tough with Michel Barnier. He will settle for nothing less than complete capitulation with full membership of the customs union and single market. We can still trade with EU countries under WTO rules just as many other countries do and pay tariffs. The EU would also have to pay our tariffs, and as they export far more to us than we to Europe, they would be far worse off. Bernard Ingham: All our troubles will still come from Europe if we don’t get Brexit rightBarnier knows that May is weak and is making Britain look foolish with his demands. Leaving with no deal would soon bring the EU to its senses. The £40bn they would lose would soon make them think again.From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse. WHY do so … [Read more...] about YP Letters: A no-deal Brexit for Britain would bring EU to its senses
0 Have your say From: PA Ledwith, Burniston, Scarborough. THE Government has said it will give extra funds to the police so to help them reduce crime. Good.Where will they house the villains? There are murders every day of the week, literally, and we have murderers in prison who have been there for more than 40 years. We aren’t told how many there are or how much it costs taxpayers.The Yorkshire Post says: Basic mistakes in CPS letters to victims are unacceptableThese villains will no doubt get a Christmas lunch, while here in England, yes England, some children will go hungry and others will spend the season homeless on the streets. Yet murderers will be housed, clothed and fed. It is obscene.From: Bob Watson, Baildon.CHRISTOPHER Boon, 28, has been jailed for life for murdering his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter (The Yorkshire Post, November 6).It was reported that he stabbed his wife 18 times, and the poor little girl, who it seems was trying to defend … [Read more...] about YP Letters: True cost of housing the criminals as your anger over police funding and violent crime grows
0 Have your say From: Benjamin Huntly, Normanton. IN response to recent correspondence, I am a trainee advanced nurse practitioner. Advanced clinical practitioners, to give the correct term, are a group of professionals from many backgrounds including nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and pharmacists. This list is not exclusive. YP Letters: Patients should accept no substitute for a fully-trained doctor We are practitioners that have a number of years experience in the relevant field and are now working at an advanced level. To become an ACP you have to complete a three-year Masters degree on top of the professional degree and experience you already have. As an ACP, we provide the bulk of the medical-led care to patients in a time of reducing numbers of doctors, and also a reduction in both hours and wages.YP Letters: Nurse practitioners undergo years of trainingI am not a mock doctor and I do not want to be a doctor. I am a nurse, I am proud of being a … [Read more...] about YP Letters: Vital work of advanced clinical practitioners in supporting our doctors