Letter: Don't believe everything you read and hear about climate change

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November 12, 2021: Climate activists demonstrate outside of the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
November 12, 2021: Climate activists demonstrate outside of the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

A recent Eugene Robinson column (State Journal-Register, Nov. 3) on climate change included misleading exaggerations and some irresponsible fear-mongering.

Americans are fed a constant barrage of climate alarmists' favorite phrases, like "make or break moment for the future of the planet" and "warming experts agree will be catastrophic". Neither Robinson nor other media types and leftist politicians who dish out this scary rhetoric, have any scientific expertise or actually understand what they're talking about. If any of them were required to explain their matter-of-fact assertions, I'm confident they would embarrass themselves. Anyone who believes Congress or the Glasgow Summit are capable of keeping "Earth's temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius by century's end" is incredibly gullible, and being duped. And Robinson's claims about more wildfires, flooding, and storms are easily proven inaccurate.

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Earth's climate is incredibly complex. Contrary to the oft-used "settled science", scientists do not fully understand the myriad factors which influence temperatures. There are numerous reputable scientists who question the accuracy of the various computer model predictions, and the degree of certainty which the alarmists proclaim.

I encourage anyone wanting some objective information to watch a 5-minute video entitled "Is There Really a Climate Emergency?" at prageru.com. The speaker, Dr. Steven Koonin, has an interesting new book out titled "Unsettled". See if his analysis doesn't sound more sensible and realistic than the panicky propaganda.

Do not rely exclusively on what people like Robinson want you to believe.

Tom Casteel, Chatham

This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: Climate change is complex, seek out objective information

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