Pick the climate 'alarmists' over the 'denialists'

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 2:02 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 - 10:09 am

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

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