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Letter: Highly suspect contrarian source

Dan Carroll
Glenwood Springs

I’m not sure if anyone read or took the “Climate change minions” letter seriously, but as a practicing skeptic I couldn’t resist looking into this “contrarian source of information.” Few activities are as fun as challenging the assumptions of the status quo.

Unfortunately, the promoted website is just an effort to push products on conspiracy theorists and paranoia enthusiasts. The mentioned petition of “17,000 scientists” testifying that human industry is helping the environment, and efforts to reduce our impact actually harms it, is highly suspect (forgive me if that was too obvious).

By the website’s own admission, the petition probably contains duplicate signatures, forged signatures and signatures of dead people, because apparently it’s very difficult to verify the authenticity of the submissions. Right. I shouldn’t have even bothered.


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