Alyson Martin’s guest opinion on climate change (Aug. 25) starts off with the standard mean-spirited fallacy of categorizing those like myself as deniers, thereby politically associating us with Holocaust deniers.
This has nothing to do with the argument as we do not deny any of the proven facts and neither are we skeptical of climate change, which has been occurring for billions of years. We also do not deny that humans have an effect on the climate.
Real science must always start by using accurate terminology.
Does Alyson even know where the actual disagreement lies? Is she in denial or just ignoring it?
Here is the real question pointing to the disagreement:
Is the amount of warming caused by humans significant enough to cause panic, and are the solutions presented merely political rather than scientifically viable?
Many who have examined the data are far from panic and find that the proposed solutions would create negligible results at tremendous cost.
If one is really concerned with climate change then he ought to make the containment of nuclear weapons (think Iran) his top priority, as a few nuclear weapons unleashed could create a nuclear winter that would wipe out civilization.
Joseph J. Dewey, Boise