LETTER: Sundin’s prejudice comes out
In his opinion piece published Jan. 16 in the Post Independent Mr. Hal Sundin jumps to the conclusion that in the past 200 years there is a parallel between burning fossil fuels and global warming. He has bought the “warming theory” hook, line and sinker but ignores the historic natural warming and cooling of the globe.
He also ignores the increase in the number of livestock required to feed a huge growth in population in those years. Why not cite that as a parallel cause of his global warming theory? With the increase of gas entering the atmosphere from people and animals some research might reveal that in the last 200 years the volume exceeds the emissions and burning of fossil fuels.
Sundin goes into an increase in ocean temperatures. He apparently doesn’t know about or chooses to ignore El Niño and La Niña. Both have been used by scientists to explain increase and decrease in the temperature of the seas and parallel weather changes.
Mr. Sundin’s prejudice comes out when he uses terms like “bona-fide scientists” and “hacks hired by the energy industry.” This type of writing indicates a large superiority complex and attitude of not wanting to be confused with facts when they don’t agree with his preconceived and accepted theories.
Jack E. Blankenship
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