Letter: Global warming

March 6, 2014 

Illusions embraced by global warming alarmists.

(1) There are a lot of people out there who are climate change deniers.

Reality: There are no climate change deniers. It is common knowledge that the climate has been changing since the beginning of the Earth.

(2) Global warming is the biggest threat we face.

Reality: There are many things that pose a greater danger. An asteroid could wipe out life or even an economic collapse could bring much more misery.

(3) All scientists agree.

Reality: I’ll give one example of many. Even U.N. IPCC climate scientists have wide disagreements. Since 2001 different orthodox climate scientists have predicted sea level changes from 4 inches to 35 inches by the end of the century — 875 percent difference sounds like a wide disagreement to me.

(4) The right wing claims that every cold spell means there is no global warming.

Reality: It is the left who uses natural individual incidents to promote their cause. They claim the recent cold spell was from the polar vortex caused by warming. They claimed Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and other incidents were caused by warming, even though severe hurricane activity has been low since Katrina.

Joseph J. Dewey, Boise

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