Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the letter from Dr. Bill Louda (Yes… Check The Facts On ‘Global Warming’) published last week.
Dr. Louda begins his response to my letter about the superstition that AGW (anthropogenic global warming) is the cause of the putative increasing rates of hurricanes by observing, “The letter regarding global warming (Check the Facts on ‘Global Warming,’ Sept. 22) strays from facts a lot.”
The doctor then identifies several floats in the persistent parade of progressive religion that is sempiternally seeking out non-believers, but that parade is comprised of gaudy gewgaw floats that are as gnostic as they are insistent that only those garnish floats represent science and, thus truth, and claims that the doctrines of the progressives and collectivists are facts is exercised before the doctor delivers his rhetorical dismount from his performance by gainsaying those he labels “naysayers.”
But the claims of the collectivists are not scientific facts that are settled, but the claim they are settled facts is a dead giveaway that what is being promoted is a progressive religious doctrine, not science.
Well, yes, science skeptics do exist and, many times, they are the ones who lead science in the right direction.
Now, I certainly am not a naysayer about the doctor’s devotion to the gnostic doctrines of AGW progressivism as they are currently cast in climate change claims. (Has he and his ilk ever considered a climate change catechism for the public schools, which promote progressivism?) But his religion is not mine, and there are an increasing number of legitimate scientists who are not only skeptical about the many confusing, and even contradictory, claims masquerading as facts in the climate change collective, but who offer reasonable alternative explanations for what we think we are observing.
One such scientist is Dr. Roy Spencer, who has posted a primer on anthropogenic global warming that can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/kwm8l85. Just copy and paste that into your browser and make up your own mind about this controversy and understand, my AGW friends, that my scientist can beat up your scientist. (OK, I suppose I will have to make sure readers know that line was written in jest, because AGW is far too serious not to be taken lightly).
Larry Spencer, Wellington