March 9: Letters to the Editor

Climate has always changed

Thanks to Mark Peters for his recent letters discussing the inconsistency of climate change predictions and accuracy. The technique used by some to say “almost all scientists agree…” is called an appeal to authority, and is often used by proponents of a position to obscure facts, or in the case of man-caused climate change, the absence of them. The facts of climate change include the reality that climate has always changed, that the causes are varied, with dependent variables not yet well understood, and hence the predictions based on resultant modeling are necessarily unreliable.

In was not so many years ago that global cooling was...