Facts are facts when it comes to climate

first_imgBob Lindinger’ Oct. 9 letter correctly faults David Gillikin’s Sept. 14 letter for stating that “the science is settled” in regard to global warming. He points out examples of times when received scientific theories, such as Newtonian physics, have been overturned.But, looking carefully at Mr. Gillikin’s letter, the reader can see that he’s not claiming he has a settled theory. He’s pointing out facts that are settled because they are verifiable: Seas are rising and acidifying, temperatures are rising, the strength of hurricanes is increasing. He then advances the theory, held by 99 percent of all climate scientists, that CO2 [carbon dioxide] from burning fossil fuels is the main cause of these facts.You can argue with all those scientists about the theory if you care to (I don’t), but you can’t argue with the facts.Elizabeth PorebaNew LebanonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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