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Letter: Leave climate science to scientists

We are all going to be a lot better off if we let our scientific institutions, and not the politicians or lobbyists, work out the risks and solutions for the environmental challenges we face.

Published on October 2, 2018 9:44AM

Last changed on October 2, 2018 10:09AM


The science of climate change should be left to the scientists and not the politicians.

A recent letter boldly states that concern with man-made climate change is wrong and contradicted by “the evidence and literature and harmful in its remedies.” The letter goes on to point out that the majority of the House of Representatives fails to support actions to reduce carbon emissions.

The author continues to make his point by quoting Marc Morano’s book on climate change. Marc Morano was born in Washington, D.C., and has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in political science. He began his career working for Rush Limbaugh. In 2009, despite have no formal education in the field of climate science, Morano founded and became executive editor of ClimateDepot.com, a website sponsored by a special interest group.

Finally, the writer implies that NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmosphere Administration) research supports his view. This is frankly wrong and misleading, and I suggest readers go to the NOAA website to get the facts right.

We are all going to be a lot better off if we let our scientific institutions, and not the politicians or lobbyists, work out the risks and solutions for the environmental challenges we face.

David Nemarnik

Sherwood, Ore.



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