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