Heat wave or global warming? You decide
To the Editor:
Global warming? Climate change? Some hoax!
Consider 2012. Hereabouts, March 14-22: eight out of nine days (seven in a row) of records set or smashed. Six days well above any temperature ever recorded during this seasonal interval, including 86F on March 20 (previous record 71F, 1921), and 87F on March 21 (previous record 74F, 1938). Unlike previous-record hotspells, this was not just a day or two; but a week and a day. Now a summer of record-setting heat and drought across the country.
According to factcheck.org, “(i) 97-98 percent of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC [anthropogenic climate change] outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers.”
Ask Mitt Romney, then, “Who are your scientific advisers on climate change?” It’s not happening, he proclaims … but how does he know that without scientific advisers? You know, the Texas Republican platform has a plank that would ban teaching “critical thinking” in Texas public schools. That figures.
The GOP should ditch the elephant for the ostrich.
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