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Climate change is a fact, not a theory

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Climate change is a fact, not a theory I was not going to respond the June 17 letter “Academia’s arrogance reflected in climate change debate,” but as a science educator and author, I feel it is my duty to respond. First, over 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is happening “unequivocally,” as noted in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. All scientific research papers undergo peer review. When only 3 percent ...

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July 6, 2014
5:48 a.m.

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Okay , okay climate change is fact. Now what? What do we do about the fact that fossil fuels is a thread woven through every bit of our daily lives? It's in our food,shelter,clothing and transportation you name it. There is no viable readily cost effective technology to replace it. Solar is cost prohibitive for the average family. Wind has not proven to be able to mass produce energy in large enough quantities to again be cost effective. You want to stop coal oil and natural gas production (fracking) but what are the economically viable alternatives? Everything you would propose is currently impractical. I know myself and my family already feel the economic squeeze at current fossil fuel prices,what happens if your ideas go into effect.? We descend into a third world economy is my fear. If you eminent scientists are predicting climate doom within 50 years though you can't predict the weather two days from now, where are your great scientific alternatives? Until you " scientists" can come up with the answer the average Joe has far more to worry about then your " facts",.. Oh and by the way you better tell Russia,India and China about this because at the present time if we do everything you and yours propose it won't mean squat without them getting on board. It will just mean the end anyway won't it ?