Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor,

In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere affected global temperatures or that a carbon fee would have much impact on global temperature.

We certainly have a lot of information at our fingertips these days.

An important question, though, is the process used reviewing that information.

Are we using a process that searches for facts regardless of how they fit our personal views, potentially challenging even for scientists, hence the need for peer-reviewed science.

Versus, are we seeking information without carefully vetting accuracy because it supports our views, alleviating a need for unwanted change.

This is not a new dilemma. In 1633, Galileo, after publishing his evidence that the sun did not revolve around Earth, was placed in house arrest until his death; his foes fearing a world that did not center on themselves.

These are critical times. It will be costly in every sense of the word to miss the facts.

It’s important now, more than ever, to seek in our hearts the true nature of our search for information.

Donald J Miller

Clinton

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