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It’s a matter of science

Rob Leach (“It’s winter; deal with it,” Jan. 1) is right to complain about excessive whining about winter, but wrong to whine himself about what he calls “Al Gore and the ‘Climate Change’ Nazis.”

Climate change is established science – established by the same methods every other part of science is. True, there are a few experts who have doubts. But if you were to scour the world and find, say, a geologist who thought the Earth was flat, why would you believe him?

Al Gore is easily dismissed. He has made no contribution whatsoever to the science of climate change. He has simply publicized what is known.

To dismiss the science of climate change you could dismiss science entirely.

But this puts you back several hundred years and lowers your standard of living by many orders of magnitude.

A second, and far inferior, means to dismiss climate change is to think of science as a cafeteria where you can pick and choose. Unfortunately, you can’t do that because the same method of knowing underlies every bit of it.

The same points apply to any would-be talk about “Evolution Nazis.” You either believe in science or you don’t.

Lee Freese

Spokane

 

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