LETTERS: Climate change alarmism


Re: You can’t even lead this particular horse to water, March 1.

When you see someone use the faux term “climate change denier,” you can be certain that what follows will be political, or perhaps more accurately, religious, in nature.

That is because climate-change alarmism has become a secular religion with dogma, catechisms, denunciation of heretics and schisms.

And so it is with the column by Matthew Claxton.

Science is not decided by consensus, and even less by public opinion poll.

And you will not get any useful information from headlines on CNN, in The Guardian or by apocalyptic wailings from Greenpeace or Gerald Butts’ former haunt, the World Wildlife Fund.

There is considerable discussion from real scientists about climate and the varying effects of natural and human forcings.

To learn about these, you have to seek out scientists like Dr. Roy Spencer, formerly senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, or Dr. Judith Curry, formerly professor and chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Both maintain highly informative websites and host erudite discussion of these topics.

You can go far beyond attention-grabbing headlines and politically motivated diatribes and form your own conclusions.

Ed Beauregard, Surrey

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