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Reader's view: It's time to step back from hysteria about climate

It's time to step back from hysteria about climate A recent U.S. Senate report was titled: "Over 400 prominent scientists disputed man-made global warming claims in 2007." These scientists were from all the physical sciences related to the enviro...

It's time to step back from hysteria about climate

A recent U.S. Senate report was titled: "Over 400 prominent scientists disputed man-made global warming claims in 2007." These scientists were from all the physical sciences related to the environment and from prestigious institutions worldwide.

Science shows carbon dioxide atmospheric levels have an insignificant role in the modest, beneficial warming the Earth is experiencing. The height of global warming hysteria was reached in 2007 by the Bali Revival Meeting and Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize travesty. A return to reason is overdue.

Separately, a paper was recently published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal showing the global temperature rise is only half of what alarmed the United Nations. That same report also showed that global temperature variation does not match a single one of the models used to "predict" global warming.

The scientific community is indeed speaking out against the predictions of a man-caused global warming holocaust. The globe just ran out of a cycle of sun flares and heating. Cooling has already begun. The U.S. Weather Bureau reported that April 2008 in Duluth was the coldest April in 111 years.

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Our Canadian friends reported that their 13 colonies of polar bears are in good shape. They also reported that the winter of 2007-08 for North America was the coldest in some 40 years. China reported similar conditions in 2008.

The scientific community is right. Short- and long-term temperature changes, up and down, are cyclic and natural. Man cannot change this. We need to move ahead and get off of energy dependence with other countries. We need to harvest our own energy in a safe and sound manner. We cannot afford to do otherwise.

Seriously, we need to put the man-caused Earth-warming environmental myth to rest. Again, a return to reason is overdue.

CLIFFORD CROSBY

DULUTH

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