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Editor:

If there were any validity to the manmade global-warming theory, temperatures would be consistently going up. Check the studies for yourself, be your own investigator and you will find that the U.S. has just experienced one of the coldest winters on record. Arctic sea ice is also 50 percent thicker in 2013 than in 2012 and covers a greater area. How could this be possible if we are experiencing global warming?

The scientific method is based on testing theory, not finding examples that confirm it. When politics enters science, it is not science. In the 1970s, people were bombarded with similar scare tactics over the global-cooling theory and the catastrophic coming ice age. 

Be your on expert, do your own research. You will find many scientists who have produced great research that negates the validity of the global-warming theory.

— Marcus Lazenby

Editor:

I normally wouldn’t try to engage Steve Tabor’s commentary (“Elite Foundations Are High on Carbon Dioxide,” May 8). Another reader apparently already has, and besides, the almost-palpable prejudice, slipshod reasoning, and just plain ignorance of his “arguments” speak for themselves; arguing with him would be like arguing with a four-year-old, or a conspiracy theorist. Or worse, a four-year-old conspiracy theorist.

But when, in a latter paragraph, he states “environmentalists don’t like people,” I had to write in. How utterly offensive, how insulting, how amazingly dehumanizing a thing to say! How dare you, sir? Who do you think you are to make such a broad — and thoroughly baseless — judgment?

I don’t even want to try to counter his assertion, it’s just too stupid to even try. The good news is that, by saying that, he discredits what little there might be of his position, showing himself, Clive Bundy-like, to be not worth the consideration of reasonable, rational people.
 

— Jeff Mark

Editor:

Steve Tabor’s opinion piece denying climate change (“Elite Foundations Are High on Carbon Dioxide,” May 8) employs some interesting logical inferences. If a “tiny molecule-like carbon dioxide” cannot change the climate, he must also believe that potassium cyanide, also a tiny molecule, is safe to eat in any quantity.

If the climate isn’t changing because the Bay Area still has a Mediterranean climate, then Tabor must also deny the passage of time — it’s still 2014, entire months after “scientists” claimed that the year had begun! 

And, if there is no mechanism by which carbon dioxide can directly create a hurricane or flood, then Tabor must believe it’s perfectly okay to shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater. After all, there is no mechanism by which people can be trampled by a voice. 
 

— Karl Coryat

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