Letter: Cherry-pickers cannnot disprove climate change


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 11:21 am
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Cherry-picking facts and quotes can "prove" anything. Witness Saturday's Views from the QCA attempting to prove there is no global warming. The writer started with an irrelevant quote and chose a few events to make his point.
Since the weather over the whole world is changing, one can always pick examples that go against the general flow.

Climate scientists, however, base their explanations on years of study and debate about all the data. This writer's example of an article from 39 years ago shows how the earliest climate scientists with the limited data they had were just beginning to theorize about "climate" rather than "weather." Now, with more more data and vastly improved computers, 99 percent of climate scientists see global warming occurring.

What surprises them is that it is happening even faster than they had predicted a few years ago.

If you want to accurately debate climate scientists, you need to devote the same years of study and research into ALL the data that they have. As for me, I will follow the information given by the researchers themselves to reporters of integrity like Al Gore.

Amalie Callahan,
Rock Island

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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