Regarding “Texas is vulnerable to warming climate” (Page B8, July 10), some opinions are just too over-the-top to resist responding. Professor Andrew Dessler’s essay falls in that category. He makes the point that we had better begin to accept that we are responsible for Texas’ very hot summer, and we should get our legislators to begin taking steps to control our temperature.
Typical of these alarmists of human-caused global warming, he cites the opinions of those colleagues who agree with him while not citing one bit of data to support this unproven and unaccepted hypothesis of global warming, first dreamed up about 20 years ago.
Dessler would like for us to stop arguing about the science. That is because the “science” does not support this hypothesis of humans causing global warming. Dessler would rather restrict discussion to the political arena.
One of the strategies climate alarmists now use in their attempt to gain acceptance for an unproven hypothesis is semantics. They have usurped a term that has been used and accepted by everyone for millennia: “climate change.” Yes, the climate has been changing forever, sometimes up and sometimes down, and life on our planet has been adjusting to those changes for billions of years, with varying degrees of success.
Dessler maintains “the uniformity of expert opinion that reductions of emissions make sense.” What uniformity of opinion? As the historical record shows, our climate is always changing, and on many occasions more than it is today.
Those interested in the truth about human-caused global warming should not just accept the opinions of others (including mine); they should look at the historical data themselves. We can either adjust to the climate as it changes, as we have always done, or we can adjust after wasting billions — no, trillions — of dollars in a hopeless attempt to control the temperature of the Earth.
— Walter Cunningham,
astronaut, Apollo VII, Houston
h/t to Marc Morano