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Dissenters on climate change

August 30, 2012

That was a laughable letter written by Ms. Jane W. Prettyman. She trots out those academics that believe in global warming, or climate change, or whatever they are calling it today. This gives the impression that all scientists are in agreement with her stand. Not so.

To mention only a few, I cite Roger W. Cohen, Fellow, American Physical Society; William Happer, Princeton University; and Richard S. Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They recently signed a letter ending, “Let us debate and deal with serious, real problems facing our society, not elaborately orchestrated, phony ones, like the trumped up need to drastically curtail CO2 emissions.”

Fracking for oil and natural gas will, within the next decade, turn the United States into the Saudi Arabia of energy. This will occur without turning our country into a wasteland, as suggested by this lady and those who burst into tears while addressing town meetings. I am reminded of the actress Meryl Streep, who burst into tears when testifying before Congress against the use of Alar on apples. Which proved to be another environmental false belief.

On a lighter note, I am pleased to read that young Mr. Stuart-Pontier is enjoying our Texas brewed beer. However, as a winter Texan, I wish to point out that there is no C in Shiner Bock beer. Bottoms up!

Clem Fullerton

Hankins, NY