One thing about Neve Baker's letter (We must accept consequences of human actions, Feb. 24) is at least she is interested enough to challenge my opinion on the false hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming. Bravo!
Most points made, however, echoed discredited IPCC and NASA information. The politically driven IPCC is infamous for deliberate misinformation on this issue. Trust it? Google "Glaciergate" about its fraud (just one example). NASA data is also questionable, thanks to fanatical "climate alarmist" James Hansen.
"Overwhelming evidence CO2 released by humans causes harmful climate change?" There's no evidence of that. Not even natural CO2 for that matter.
If there had been a recent rise in mean global air and ocean temperatures (there hasn't), a decline in sea and glacial ice (there isn't), an increase in sea level (nope) or a rise in the frequency of extreme weather events (historic records prove otherwise) -- natural causes exist that affect climate, including solar activity, Earth-sun distance variability, cloud formations and most of all, cyclic appearances of Super El Ninos and ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillations) ... but certainly not the minuscule amount of man-generated CO2.
To state it is "indisputable" that man affects climate by our tiny production of CO2 is silly. CO2 is a trace gas -- just 390 parts per million (0.039 percent) accounting for only 3.6 percent of atmospheric "greenhouse gasses." It cannot affect climate. Water vapor, on the other hand, accounts for 95 percent and is the dominant factor in greenhouse effect. The only argument for CO2 causing warming was derived from computer modeling and for various reasons, that modeling has been grossly inaccurate. IPCC "modeling" that predicted warming over the past 10-12 years was wrong. In fact, there's been no actual global warming since 1998! Proof enough that the IPCC is not a reliable source of information.
I hope one day a Whitman student does the proper research and steps up to challenge the "warmists'" claims and demands, "show me the proof!" That's long overdue. Google "U.S. Senate Minority Report: More than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-made Global Warming Claims." The book "Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change" is expensive at over $80. If Ms. Baker can't find a copy at Whitman, I'll buy her one and even throw in a copy of Arno Arrak's "What Warming?" a satellite view of global temperature change.
The truth is out there.