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Posted on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 : 4:33 p.m.

Climate change alarmists aren't facing up to the real truth

By Letters to the Editor

Wayne Appleyard’s does not think much of George Will’s “myths” on climate change (letter to the editor, Nov. 15) Wayne writes that “the consensus in the scientific community on climate change is now overwhelming” and that it “is the most serious issue to ever confront mankind.”

In the 1600s, Mr. Appleyard would have been a vocal member of Flat Earth Club, the last group that based science on consensus. For some reason, Mr. Appleyard does not want to count in his consensus the votes of the 119 earth scientists who signed a letter to President Obama and published it in major newspapers on Nov 19, 2008, saying that “the alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated.”

He is probably not familiar with the work of Professor Richard S. Lindzen of MIT who proved false the claims made in the FAR (Fourth Annual Report) of the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change). One well-published climate expert observed that those earth scientists who sound the alarm on climate change are primarily modelers while the scientists who study the earth’s climate by looking back over hundreds of thousands of years see nothing unusual about today’s climate.

Mr. Appleyard would learn a lot by watching the new DVD, Not Evil Just Wrong, responding to Al Gore’s sensationalist and error-filled, An Inconvenient Truth. Edwin R. Clarke Ann Arbor



Wed, Nov 25, 2009 : 3:20 p.m.

Candy shell, humans have been around in our present form for about 200,000 years and lived through at least one major ice age, the last of which peaked 20,000 years ago with ice in north American over 5,000 feet thick. It receded only 12,500 years ago and we are still in that melting period. To offer some comparison, written language is about 7,500 years old so it's not that long ago. I agree that past climate changes have limited value, but only because all we can do is adapt, like every other living thing on earth. I personally think an ice age can begin very rapidly as the result of a drop in the sun's radiant energy. Imagine spending your entire life in an endless winter that lasts for thousands of years. Now imagine that humans have exactly nothing to say about when and how that would happen. The democrat party continues to bankrupt the US economy, this time with Cap and Tax, because they agree with dimwitted activists that American activity controls the earth's climate. All of you crazy eco hysterics out there, enjoy the day your utility bills double as a result and you will be forced to work much harder for a lower standard of living. Imagine, you will only be able to afford lava lamps made in China, low quality Birkenstock knock-offs and only the harshest weed. Regarding Al Gore, beware of prophets seeking profits.

Thick Candy Shell

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 : 11:56 a.m.

The fact is clearly pointed out that there are no accurate predictions as they clearly admit in there e-mails that they can not explain why the earth has been cooling for 10 years!

Thick Candy Shell

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 : 11:43 a.m.

Finally, some one has found out that all of these "scientists" are politically motivated! The emails that have either been hacked into or leaked show the motivation of these supposed scientists!