Re Friday editorial, “Climate change is at least a risk that should be addressed by deniers”:
First, it is clear that if anyone does not accept a liberal opinion, allegation, or otherwise controversial perspective, regardless if possible inaccuracy or limit in evidence exists, that person is labeled a “denier.” It makes me wonder who all the “deniers” in the world really could be.
Second, climate change is not really being denied by anyone, as anyone should recognize that climate does indeed change. Evidence of this is clear, especially as last weekend it was predicted that there would be snow in Washington, D.C. Mid-April, if you haven’t noticed. We should also note the unusually frequent snowstorms that have hit the Midwest and Northeast last year and this year.
Third, climate change is just a new name for global warming, changed when it became hard to sell the concept that we bad humans were clogging the atmosphere and causing temperatures to rise. New name, but the same allegations of our responsibility.
Fourth, back in the 1970s the same newspaper, the Washington Post, published many articles claiming that we were in the process of global cooling, again caused by us nasty humans polluting the atmosphere.
And finally, I refer to historical reports of very high, unusual climate temperatures during medieval times. Was that caused by camel flatulence?
Relax and enjoy the variations in climate. Our animals, our factories, and we are not causing it.
Edwin E. Urie, Pawleys Island