In response to Elizabeth Black’s letter (Herald, March 4): First, CO2 does not burn. If it did, the mythological fire-breathing dragons of yore might have been real. History often repeats itself. In the ’90s, we were subjected to the idea of “global warming,” where the alarmists ridiculed and demeaned those who dared to question them – as opposed to civilly debating the topic. That is, until their work was shown to be highly doctored and fraudulent. Not to be deterred, the name was changed to all-encompassing “climate change,” though the players, agenda and abusive tactics are the same.
Recently, a co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore – who has a Ph.D. in ecology and is well-versed in all biology subjects as well as climate change – appeared on Sean Hannity’s show where he stated that, “I just had to come out and express what I have been studying for the last 25 years, that there is actually no scientific proof. It’s not really about evidence so much, it’s more about an actual scientific proof that humans are the main cause of the slight warming that has happened in this world over the last 100 years or so. In fact, the world started warming back after the little ice age about 250 years ago.” It was an interesting interview that I am sure you could find on the Internet. He touches on many areas and closes with the fact that through most of Earth’s life history, it was much warmer than today, and CO2 was at a much higher level. Now this year, California drought was caused by a cooling of the Pacific in its tropics. The same pattern occurred in the 1950s. In the Midwest and East, this is the same weather pattern that has been repeated often, going back to 1918, and was predicted this time last year.
Don’t confuse climate with weather. The United States is responsibly lowering its carbon-dioxide levels through free-market innovation and competition, so quit harping on us! Go after the Chinese.