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home : letters : letters July 25, 2017


5/9/2017 1:27:00 PM
Letters to the Editor 05/10/2017

To the Editor:

I couldn't let Craig Rullman's April 26 column "Red-Teaming the climate question" go unchallenged.

He would like you to believe that climate change is far from "settled science" and needs to be further debated.

Peter Frumhof, director of science and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, says the scientific community, in its various forms and in professional journals, has a very well-established, time-tested and by-and-large quite effective process for evaluating alternative hypotheses about any body of science - and that's called independent peer review.

"The notion that we would need to create an entirely different new approach, in particular for the specific question around global warming is unfounded and ridiculous and simply intended to promote the notion of a lack of consensus about the core findings, which in fact is a false notion."

Mr. Rullman, I suggest you take your own advice and depend "on the integrity of scientists and their research to help me form an intelligent opinion."

Terry Weygandt





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