Marshall in the Middle

Monday, April 14, 2008

Attempted to publish in the Orlando Sentinel- March 2008

I'm not so crazy about this one. It's kind of sanctimonious. It did not "run".

Anyway, here it is;


Re; Your article headlined "Icy winter warms climate skeptics" from the New York Times.
I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I find it surprising that an educated person would hypothesize that because we're having a "colder" year this year that consequently any global warming theory must be all wrong. More surprsing (well, not all that surprising) is that Marc Morano who is described as "the communications director for the Republican minority on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee", would refer in a blog to "silly warming alarmism that the news media and some scientists have been ceaselessly promoting for decades". What University did Mr. Morano study climatology, or environmental sciences that he feels qualified to so easily explain away any theories regarding climate change? It is my understanding that most scientists in this field agree that climate change is an ongoing problem, irregardless of a colder year. Our leaders should be respecting the advice of the experts in this field and not questioning them with dim-witted conclusions based on one year of data.

Charles E. Marshall
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