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CLIMATE: Science shows humans causing change

Letter by Craig G. Cogger, Puyallup on April 11, 2011 at 10:46 am with 9 Comments »
April 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: “Climate change: It’s a natural process” (letter, 4-7).

The writer questioned the wisdom of climate engineering, claiming that climate change is natural and we can do nothing about it.

I agree with the writer on climate engineering, but she gets it wrong on climate change. Natural climate change has occurred for eons, but current global warming is caused by humans.

The science is unassailable: Greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere, human activities have caused recent greenhouse gas increases, the climate is warming and no there is no other credible mechanism to explain the recent warming.

The effects of climate change will largely be harmful, with the greatest harm falling upon the world’s poorest. Suggesting that the world’s poor will be best helped by ignoring climate change is profoundly wrong. We need to focus on proven methods of mitigating climate change such as conservation, energy efficiency and alternative energy.

Ignoring climate change is not an alternative, and neither is reliance on the unproven and risky path of climate engineering.

Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. Mr. Cogger, are you for real? I assume you remember President Carter when he used statistical data to claim “global cooling”? Well, the same statistical data is being used today to claim “global warming.” Don’t you libs ever get embarrassed by the poppycock you are trying to sell the public?

  2. whymust_I_dothis says:

    The lie “The science is unassailable”… there’s a “consensus” … algore gives a damn…

  3. Hey whymust-I-dothis. “Didn’t Algore invent the internet?’ Don’t you libs ever get embarrassed?

  4. hensandducks says:

    Thank you for writing about this most important issue of our times. I weep for the poor who contribute the least harm but suffer the most: islands sinking under rising seas, an ocean that devastates Central American shores with ever stronger hurricanes, 105 degree temperatures during the month of May in Arizona, the melting of the polar ice cap.

    Plant trees and bushes. Stop driving. Pay a carbon tax.

  5. slasmith says:

    Mr. Cogger you need to take a science class and learn the difference between causation and contribution. Once you do this your theory falls flat and is laughable.

  6. whymust_I_dothis says:

    Yea hens… we’re just one hurricane away from Guam tipping over… LOL.


  7. harleyrider1 says:

    What about the scientists that say there is no such thing as your “global warming” theory?

    Which scientists are right?

    Pay a carbon tax? Taxes will end this guy’s global warming theory?

  8. Mr. Cogger, well I guess the only option left for you is to commit suicide.

  9. yabetchya says:

    Theoretically speaking, Craig.

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