Pick the climate 'alarmists' over the 'denialists'

02/27/2014 2:02 PM

02/28/2014 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

Editor's Choice Videos

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service