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?
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.
Robert E. Marshall