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Letter: It’s fact, not fiction

There are many non-scientists who read about man-made global warming and are skeptical. In fact, there are just plain deniers that man has contributed to any temperature changes around the world.

In the Concord Public Library recently I found a book titled Energy for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller, a physics professor at UC Berkeley and founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project. He has been active in the American Geophysical Union on climate research. Right about now, the deniers are wondering who would fund such a project. I refer them to the BEST website to find that the names Lee and Juliet Folger, Bill Gates, Charles Koch and others are listed. There is also the requirement for any BEST projects that they are funded by “unrestricted educational funds,” i.e. donors have no say over how research is conducted or what is published.

The BEST project used data from 36,866 weather stations worldwide. The data from U.S. weather stations reported one-third cooled, but two-thirds warmed. The data, which grew to 1.2 billion data points, going as far back as 1750s, when graphed versus time, clearly shows sudden dips following large volcanic eruptions. The graph also clearly shows a distinct increase in average earth surface temperature beginning around 1950.

The data, when graphed versus various other parameters, found its best fit with carbon dioxide levels. According to Muller, “The exquisite agreement between the warming and CO2 suggest that most – maybe all – of the warming of the past 250 years was caused by humans.”

Deniers are now probably suggesting alternative interpretations or what-ifs. I refer them to the book or publications of the BEST Project found at its website. I believe the BEST Project has clearly established that anthropogenic global warming is fact, not fiction.

WALT CARLSON

Concord

First some op-eds:......Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Chilling climate-change news........New leak shows predictions of planetary warming have been overstated....... Forbes: Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: The UN’s Global Warming Forecasts Are Performing Very, Very Badly..........Investors Business Daily: Climate Change Draft Undermines U.N.’s Claims.......PowerLine: Climate Alarmism: The Beginning of the End?

Legal verdict: Manmade global warming science doesn’t withstand scrutiny......."A cross examination of global warming science conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Law and Economics has concluded that virtually every claim advanced by global warming proponents fails to stand up to scrutiny.......The cross-examination, carried out by Jason Scott Johnston, Professor and Director of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, found that “on virtually every major issue in climate change science, the [reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] and other summarizing work by leading climate establishment scientists have adopted various rhetorical strategies that seem to systematically conceal or minimize what appear to be fundamental scientific uncertainties or even disagreements.”

ROTFLMAO sail...is that all you have?? Bunch of lawyers, investors?? What I quoted are REAL scientists doing REAL research. Maybe you should read the book I quoted. It is available from the Concord Public Library.

ItsaRepublic..In fact, the only scientific skeptics are those employed by the coal or oil industry. Probably paid for their professional opinions. And, probably, nothing will be politically accomplished because it is not in the interest of those supported by coal/oil to agree. But, you will continue to be a denier because the 'Right' says to do it.

In fact, there are many meteorologists and scientists who are skeptical. Global warming exists, we are not sure that man can do anything to change it and it is used as a political football by the Left to gain control over our lives.

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