Climate change debate far from consensus

To the editor:

Thanks for the courage to print a column (Hysteria over Paris Pullout by Cal Thomas (June 4). It points out that the media and a lot of others have been duped into using the word “consensus” in regard to what is called global warming and climate change and ignoring anything contrary. The editorial refers to previous consensuses that warned of dire consequences for the world including one of global cooling back in 1975. It points out that other scientific studies are being ignored.

I could not help but think of a book I recently read that I found on the new book shelves of the College (MLC) library: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism” by Christopher Horner. It documents and comments on misapplications and misinterpretations of data and lists a rather significant number of “myths” about and what is interpreted as evidence for global warming and climate change. It also cites a significant number of other books and studies that are just as scientific and questions the so-called consensus for global warming and climate change.

As the column suggests, “Let’s have a high-level debate on this issue and settle it once an for all.” I would add: Let’s stop referring to it as a consensus.

Bob Krueger

Retired MLC professor

New Ulm

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