Letter to the editor

Posted: March 8, 2014

Don’t get rid of those snow boots

As I sit here looking out the window and see snow all about, I laugh as I recall the lamentation of human global warming (AGW) activist Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the CRU, University of East Anglia (UK), that within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event.”

Dr. Viner said this about 10 years ago. Oh well, we all know the tale of the stopped clock being right twice a day. And locally, our favorite AGW activist, Nick Snow, tells us repeatedly that a “consensus” of scientists’ beliefs proves the validity of his fear. Sorry, my friend, that weather event that bears your name will continue long past your existence and mine.

When we last crossed swords, Nick, you accused me of being a “cherry-picker,” selecting only those reports that support my belief that AGW is a manufactured concept derived from computer models and not reality. You remember the old saying about computers: “Garbage in, garbage out.” And, as far as “consensus” is concerned, our own Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, tells us “there is no consensus about dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW) and there never was.”

He goes on: “There is not even a consensus on whether human activities, such as burning fossil fuels to produce energy, affect global climate significantly.” He continues that “science does not work by way of consensus . . . or by appeal to authority.” He cogently adds that scientists from Galileo to Einstein thought outside the box and avoided the dangers of conformity despite the warm and comfy feeling that comes from marching and thinking in lockstep.

So don’t sell your snow boots, Nick, you’re going to need them again.

George T. Bedway

Frederick County