Let's get our climate change facts right

04/17/2014 7:04 AM

04/17/2014 9:05 AM

Re "Climate crisis reprieve" (Letters, April 17): As an alumnus of the UC Davis physics department, it pained me to read a Letter from former UCD physics professor Paul Brady that was full of incorrect statements about the latest IPCC climate change report. He claimed that projected global warming has been reduced by 62 percent when in reality the projections in the latest report were almost identical to those in the last report, published in 2007. He claimed that climate models have overestimated sea level rise when in reality studies have shown sea level rising faster than model projections. Sen. Patrick Moynihan once said "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." When it comes to climate science, the facts are what they are. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion regarding what we should do about the problem, with bipartisan support growing for a small government free market revenue neutral carbon tax.

-- Dana Nuccitelli, West Sacramento

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