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CLIMATE: Better to be a denier than a sheep

Letter by Paul Adan, Tacoma on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 4 Comments »
February 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Re: “Scientist hurt the climate cause” (TNT, 2-26).

The Washington Post’s Stephen Stromberg made several incendiary comments about those who question whether or not global warming is manmade. His comments, though offensive, paled in comparison to The News Tribune’s decision to reprint and prominently display the rantings of still another hypocritical liberal who wants to “decarbonize” the world – as long as he doesn’t have to give up his car, his laptop and everything else he owns.

Ironically, in his book, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore provides deniers like myself ample reason to question whether the global warming debate is based on science rather than politics. My initial impression of the book was that it had been “dumbed-down” from Gore’s previous book, “Earth in the Balance.” Not only was the majority of the book comprised of pictures, but the graphs were ridiculously unscientific.

Further dispelling the soundness of the manmade global-warming argument, is Gore himself. Shortly after reading the book, I found it odd that Gore’s first book was written after his son was injured in an auto accident, and his next book was written after his bitter loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential race. In both cases, Gore’s life was thrown into turmoil and was somewhat rudderless. It’s little wonder that he would try to reinvent himself. Also questionable is the blatant politicization of the book.

I may be a denier, but at least I’m not a sheep.

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