Please tell your readers exactly what you base your support of the global warming theory upon when it is now common knowledge that the scientific community studying global warming has admitted tweaking their test results.
And, please use some common sense before printing an editorial supporting the global warming theory.
Here is my take:
1. It is commonly accepted that Earth has been here for approximately 4.5 billion years.
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2. There have been six ice ages, one approximately every 750 million years.
3. After each ice age, the planet warms for about 375 million years and then begins cooling again.
During these 375 million year heat/cool cycles, there may be 10-40 million years of warming and/or cooling.
So, is planet Earth on a temporary heating trend while on its way to an ice age? Or, on a temporary cooling trend on its way to a warming?
Twenty, 50, 100 or 1,000 years of statistics cannot determine this.
You surely remember the 1970s, when the climate nuts were predicting global cooling, so why would the Herald suddenly anoint itself as "climate expert" and print such a laughable column based upon sketchy (at the very least) facts.
Grow up and become responsible. The sky is not falling. No need to run because there is no boogeyman.
ROBERT FOWLER. Kennewick
w Editor's note: We haven't anointed ourselves climate experts -- just the opposite. Instead, we rely on people who are experts. According to NASA, "97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities. Most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position."
Almost 200 scientific organizations agree, including the American Meteorological Society, American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Geological Society of America, American Chemical Society and the National Science Academies.
We're confident they considered natural climate fluctuations before reaching their conclusions on global warming.
The editorial this letter refers to is online at tinyurl.com/TCH-Warming.