Tom Crete write in the Lincoln Journal-Star:
Regarding a letter (“Agreement on rising temps,” June 13) in response to Charles Krauthammer’s column (“Obama’s folly on global warming,” July 5) I must disagree with the writer. Krauthammer is correct on his facts on global warming.
Has the climate warmed in the past decade? Maybe the question is whether this a natural process or a manmade issue. Recently in the peer-reviewed Organizational Studies, only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that mankind is creating a global warming crisis. By contrast, a strong majority of 1,077 respondents believe nature is the primary cause of this warming and that it is not a global crisis. The surveys show that geoscientists as well as meteorologists hold similar views.
Former director of the U.S. Weather Satellite Service and University of Virginia Professor Emeritus Dr. S. Fred Singer said in a recent Forbes article that there has been little warming since 1978. Should we base U.S. economic policy on the incomplete science of the alarmists? Now that we have access to hard surveys of scientists themselves, it is clear that many today do not agree with this crisis mentality, and that these skeptical scientists may indeed form another scientific consensus.