I remain skeptical of climate change theory

2014-05-06T00:00:00Z I remain skeptical of climate change theory nwitimes.com
May 06, 2014 12:00 am

The AP article on global warming used the expression, "scientific consensus." For the record: science is not, repeat not, a democracy. If a scientist has a theory he does not call for a vote. He proves it. Until then it is a theory.

The use of this expression is part of a wider movement to bully and intimidate opposition to the theory that global warming is man-made. The proponents of this theory are disingenuous. When the warming trend stopped they switched to calling it "climate change" to confuse the issue. Climate change is a fact. Man-made global warming is a theory.

Ideologues, posing as scientists, fudge figures and graphs. Scientists who express doubts are shut out of professional journals and risk losing federal grants.

I don't know if the theory is correct or not. But until the Chicken Littles are willing to engage in honest debate I remain a skeptic.

- Joy Etcheson, Portage

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Should the Indiana attorney general's office compel all Lake County municipalities to merge E-911 dispatch services?

View Results