Traverse City Record-Eagle


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



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

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