Evidence supports claim man caused global warming


I read the recent letters by David Powell denying human-caused climate change. Why this is an important debate to have in a small, semi-rural community newspaper’s opinion page, I’m not sure.

One thing I appreciate about his arguments is he tries to appeal to science. This is better than appealing to a God who is in ultimate control, which proves nothing. Unfortunately, Powell uses the same methods liberals are accused of using: pointing to one or two micro studies that can be interpreted in a way that proves their overall point.

Anybody can point to a certain study or set of data and say, “Aha! See, I told you!” But where human-caused climate change adherents have the advantage is with the enormous weight of evidence tipped in their favor, compared to the scattered scientific dissenters.

When I Googled “global cooling,” I came across a spattering of information, much of it from obscure websites. I don’t find the unanimous yelling-from-the-rooftops message from climate scientists as I do when I Google “global warming.”

Is it possible that humans are not the primary cause of climate change? Yes. Is it possible that climate science is tainted by politics and money? Yes. Nevertheless, the evidence is so overwhelmingly in favor of human-based climate change that, until the evidence changes, it’s foolish to think otherwise.


Oak Harbor

More in Letters to the Editor

THINC needs land for its tiny homes project

Editor, A shortage of housing coupled by the rise in rents and… Continue reading

St. Clair would lead county into the future

Editor, With Earth Day around the corner and a commissioner election following,… Continue reading

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented… Continue reading

Vote ‘yes’ to maintain island’s library services

Editor, I am writing to encourage you to vote yes for libraries.… Continue reading

Check you facts when talking gun control

Editor, In Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter, she contends that states with… Continue reading

Guns need as much, if not more, training as cars

Editor, Lorinda Newton’s March 10 letter makes a great argument for the… Continue reading

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them

Editor, Each mass shooting grieves my soul, be it at a school,… Continue reading

Need to start listening to children about guns

Editor, The latest advice from conservative Newt Gingrich: “Let’s arm teachers.” What… Continue reading

Don’t miss out on Uganda’s dancers Friday

Editor, South Whidbey Islanders: Please rejoice and welcome the dozen-plus young people… Continue reading

Most Read