Bohnak to speak at ACE meeting

IRON MOUNTAIN – “Whether we like it or not, we will have weather,” said Lee Guizzetti, President of the American’s for Constitutional Enforcement group in Iron Mountain regarding the special public meeting of the organization this Saturday.

This will be a change in the day from their normal third Tuesday of the month to the third Saturday, this month only.

“We had to change our meeting day to accommodate our special guest speaker for the month of August,” Guizzetti said.

According to A.C.E. officials, Karl Bohnak, author, meteorologist, guest lecturer and weatherman will be coming to Dickinson County to present his timely, interesting and informative topic “Global Warming, aka, Climate Change…is it crisis: Fact or Fiction?”

“We went from not thinking about our weather and ecosystem in the 1960s to being inundated with reports that we were about to enter a dangerous period of global cooling and potential ice age back in the 1970s,” said Guizzetti. “Then all of a sudden it became politically correct, and profitable, to proclaim that global warming was the enemy. Now with new credible evidence to the contrary, that may not be the case. So the new buzz word among the progressives is that we are now entering a period of climate change.” Guizzetti said.

“Because of the confusion and difference in professional opinion, we wanted to bring a knowledgeable and respected speaker in to help make some sense out of this controversy, and Karl Bohnak is just that person,” he said.

Weather has been Bohnak’s passion since his youth and to this day he is captivated by interesting and extreme weather.

Leaving his home town of Milwaukee, his interest led him into a career in radio broadcasting in northern New England. Later he returned to his home state of Wisconsin and worked at several other radio stations before finally deciding on a career in broadcast meteorology. He then returned to school and received the equivalent of a B.S. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin.

In 1988, Karl’s love of snow drew him north to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Upon arrival in the U.P. Karl heard stories of the legendary snow storm of 1938, the storm against which all others are measured. His research into this terrific blizzard led him to look into many other stories and legends of the triumph and hardship that faced our early pioneers. This led to his first book, “So Cold a Sky.”

“No matter what you call it, we will have weather, and Karl will bring it to us this Saturday at Recreation Lanes at 7 p.m.,” said Guizzetti. “Bring a friend and come on out to this interesting event,” he said.

As usual, there will be a social time at 5:30, with an optional hot beef luncheon at 6 p.m.. at a cost of $7 and reservations should be called in to either Diane Nichols at 774-3310 or to Joe Testolin at 282-9200.