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anti-kyoto forces are true ‘advocates’

West Sound defender Jackie Triplett forced former Saint kicker Larry Moody to rush his punt, kicking it into the face mask of his own teammate. - Photo by Jesse Beals
West Sound defender Jackie Triplett forced former Saint kicker Larry Moody to rush his punt, kicking it into the face mask of his own teammate.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

Editor:

In his Jan. 14 letter (‘Global cooling is on the way, despite fear-mongering’), Richard Holmes does not identify the scientists who purportedly support his suggestion that global warming is a hoax perpetrated on a gullible public by climatologists.

Notwithstanding his interpretation of the “general view” of paleoclimatologists, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is being driven by human activities.

A recent paper in the journal Science reviewed the published literature on climate change between 1993 and 2003.

Not one of the 928 papers reviewed argued that current climate change is natural.

 Questioning the scientific consensus is important as that’s how scientific knowledge advances.

However, the way to do it is to publish one’s data in peer-reviewed scientific literature, where it can be critically assessed by other scientists.

Holmes accuses climatologists of “advocacy” in relation to the Kyoto Accord.

It is, in fact, industry-funded anti-Kyoto lobby groups that are “political and biased.”    

 Gordon Kosakoski

 Kamloops

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