Letter - Global warming commentary appreciated

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Needless to say, I salute the U-B for printing the Perspective commentary, “Global Warming — Is the Science Settled? Not necessarily,” by John R. Christy (March 23).

That’s a viewpoint rarely seen in newspapers.

Christy, distinguished professor of atmospheric science, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and state climatologist, was awarded NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1991 and was contributor (1992-2007) for UN IPCC reports in which satellite temperatures were included as a high-quality data set for studying global climate change.

Naturally, the above will not impress those blinded by the “consensus supports AGW” nonsense who base their opinions on left-wing political propagandists like Thinkprogress.org.

As more people realize they are being fooled by the “human CO2 emissions endanger our planet” politicians and scientific grant-seekers (and their believers), perhaps more skeptical submissions will appear in the press. Like these:

“Warming fears are the worst scientific scandal in history ... When people come to know the truth, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” — U.N. IPCC Japanese scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, award-winning Ph.D. environmental physical chemist.

“Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense ... The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning.” — Environmental scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group (over 150 published articles).

“Whatever the weather, it’s not being caused by global warming. If anything, the climate may be starting into a cooling period.” — Atmospheric scientist Art V. Douglas, former chairman of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at Creighton University in Omaha (author of numerous papers for peer-reviewed publications).

“Anyone who claims that the debate is over and the conclusions are firm has a fundamentally unscientific approach to one of the most momentous issues of our time.” — Solar physicist Dr. Pal Brekke, senior adviser to the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo (published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles on sun and solar interaction with the Earth).

“I have yet to see credible proof of carbon dioxide driving climate change, yet alone man-made CO2. The atmosphere hot-spot is missing and the ice core data refute this. When will we collectively awake from this deceptive delusion? — Dr. G. LeBlanc Smith, retired Australian CSIRO principal research scientist.

There are many such statements from many credible scientists.

Steve Singleton

Walla Walla

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