amNewYork letters to the editor
NYPD should have been first responders to crash
It didnt surprise me when the first responders to the US Airways accident were civilian boats and not the police. If our waterways and ports are so secure, why did it take the NYPD so long to respond? Wake up, NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg.
Joe Massa, Manhattan
Plane/bird collisions should be prevented
Airplane crashes like the one in the Hudson River could be reduced by a lot if New Jersey and New York would allow hunters to shoot these good-for-nothing geese down. In addition, engineers could come up with something better to prevent the birds from being sucked into the motor like adding some bars or special screens to bounce the birds off. Many people have been killed by similar airplane/bird crashes in the past.
Andy Bellizzi, North Bergen, N.J.
Global warming not a theory
Re Leonard Wilsons letter, Cold snap proves Al Gores warming theory is wrong, Jan. 19: Wilsons letter claiming that Al Gore was just selling global warming scares me in a way I cant describe. I wont try to change Mr. Wilsons mind, as Im guessing it might already have been set before this recent cold snap. It will always be true that, in science, 2+2=4. But what some people dont realize is that in the real world, thats usually the end result of the simplification of a much larger and more complex formula. Ergo, global warming cant be expressed as simply as what your thermometer says.
Sergio D. Caplan, Manhattan