News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Letters

May 26, 2013

READERS’ FORUM: May 26, 2013

Be suspicious of climate alarmists

A May 21 letter attempts to link climate change and global warming to being an omnivore. Personally there are few meals that can be better than one with a main course of a good juicy beef steak. If someone chooses a vegan lifestyle though, I can respect their choice. The trouble comes with the citation of the review of 12,000 papers on climate change.

If someone were to dig past the headline the truth is somewhat different than the 97 percent consensus cited. Of those 12,000 papers, only 65 claimed humans were the main cause of previous warming. A slightly larger number, 78 papers, specifically say humans are not the main cause. Almost 33 percent of the reviewed papers say that humans have had some influence on warming. Most telling, 66 percent of the papers on climate change take no position at all on humans being the cause.

Further, a number of authors who were included in the totals for strongly supporting human-caused warming have come out to say that the study is misrepresenting their results.

Carbon dioxide is not the bogeyman of the climate. The earth’s climate is a very complex system we do not yet understand. Thirty years ago, scientists were warming of a coming ice age. Today, many chuckle at the thought. Thirty years from now we will be chuckling at the dire falsehoods of the climate alarmists.

— Dwayne Owens

Terre Haute

IRS abuses have a long history

I don’t understand why everyone is so upset with the IRS all of a sudden.

Thirty years ago (roughly) I read, in a gentlemen’s magazine, a very good article about IRS abuses of power.

IRS abuse of power is nothing new; the article caused me to have great alarm.

And that was before they knew everything about us.

I really look forward to the time when they will be running Obamacare, don’t you?

— Mark Burns

Terre Haute

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Easter Morning Delivery for Space Station Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy Raw: Obamas Attend Easter Service Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity