Saturday, May 4, 2013
This letter is in response to Steve Singleton’s letter to the editor in the April 22 U-B. His letter castigates Steve Lucksted as “gullible” for his science article that discusses anthropogenic global warming.
I have known Steve Luckstead for many years and have always found him to be an honest man of science who carefully considers the “preponderance of evidence” before speaking any opinion on any topic in the scientific realm. This is especially true of his articles for the U-B, which are meticulously researched and well represent the state of scientific knowledge at the present time.
On the other hand, I have found Steve Singleton’s letters to the editor concerning this topic, though filled with technical jargon, to be void of much convincing content. I reached this conclusion by researching the organizations and scientists Mr. Singleton presents as the sources of his information.
Despite his proclamations to the contrary, I have thus far found his sources to be unimpressive, their “science” questionable and their source of funding troubling.
I have also read extensively about the studies and arguments presented in support of anthropogenic global warming. Now I will readily admit that I am not a climate scientist, but I do consider myself to be a relatively well-educated and non-gullible consumer of scientific news.
It’s hard not to conclude with any research at all that the vast preponderance of evidence implicates our species activities as contributing to global warming.
I also find it ludicrous to believe the bulk of the world’s eminent scientists and climate experts are colluding in a hoax to ensnare the gullible in some malevolent scheme.
Now, I well recognize that this is just my opinion. Most folks reading this don’t know me and I would encourage you all to research this issue for yourself. Mr. Singleton, and possibly others no doubt, will denigrate this letter as worthless and label me as gullible, but this issue is not one that can be decided by debating letters to the editor.
Scientific questioning is in order. There are many sources of information to peruse on this subject: books, articles, science journals and magazines and Web related content. Educate yourself and become competent science learning consumers.
I appreciate the U-B for printing Steve Luckstead’s excellent, enlightening and educational science articles,