Letter: Global warming denier?
I respond to Pete Kuntz’s July 2 letter to the editor of the Post Independent responding to my June 25 letter. He scolds me that I’m entitled to my opinion on global warming but not my facts. He states every scientific body of national or international standing agrees on “man-made” global warming. He informs us that only one climate scientist out of 1,000 is a denier of man’s contribution to our planet’s warming. He tells the Post Independent it wastes space in the paper by allowing anyone, including me, to write of a nonexistent debate about global warming.
I personally can’t imagine a single scientist, let alone a layman, not knowing that man certainly does contribute. I quote the first sentence of my letter, “No one can seriously deny that man’s existence on Earth has contributed to the warming of earth’s atmosphere.”
Pete is in good company, for both he and former President Obama believe the threat is “existential.” That powerful word is defined as something that is a threat, in this case to the very existence of civilized life on Earth.
Consider a question never asked: Do you believe man and his proliferation of carbon dioxide is a threat greater than any other the world will encounter? A theological question: What will destroy earth first, 1. global warming from carbon dioxide or 2. Armageddon?
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