Re "Money wasted on climate talk" (Page A12, Feb. 27): Ralph B. Alexander suggests the scientific community is composed of alarmists for believing in climate change. The Amazon page for his book denying climate change indicates he has a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford University.
Dr. Michio Kaku, who has a Ph.D. in physics from U.C. Berkeley, stated on "Reliable Sources" last Sunday that in the scientific community, climate change is a settled question, and is supported by at least 95 percent the community.
Should we believe denialis or the alarmist??
As somebody who has only a B.S. in physics, might I suggest the one that doesn't make obvious errors?
Alexander states that global temperatures have flat-lined for 17 years. According to RealClimate.org, the oceans store about 90 percent the additional heat. A glance at that graph should convince anybody that the planet has been steadily heating for the past 17 years.
-- Donald D. deRosier, Carmichael