Traverse City Record-Eagle

Your Views

April 28, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 04/28/2014

Didn’t learn much

Gourdie Fraser, really? Even after the septage plant debacle? Wow, Mr. Korn and company didn’t learn much the first time around did they?

Tom Webster

Grawn

 

Mockery not amusing

The Record-Eagle published an op-ed piece April 18 on a “Warming study” which “merits some skepticism.”

I certainly agree. It’s almost unintelligible and so deserves to be trashed with considerable “skepticism.”

The op-ed proceeds to espouse the views of Richard Lindzen, a climate scientist with good credentials. He has had recent papers refused in peer-reviewed journals, and who, the op-ed notes, has endured scathing criticism from fellow climate researchers for being a “denier.’” The piece failed to note he is one of the 2 or 3 percent of all this group, 97 percent of whom state global warming is real and caused by human activity.

Furthermore, this op-ed states climate change is a “religion” with major tenets, which actually are scientific facts, not articles of belief.

The thrust of this strange piece of writing is to cast doubt on fairly well-settled science and further the confused perceptions of the public on a critical issue: the future well-being of this planet.

Why? What was the purpose? Does the Record-Eagle think it is amusing to find mockery of important problems in our daily paper?

I hope not many will find it so.

I don’t.

Robert E. Marshall

Lake Leelanau

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl