Ken Cuccinelli and others are overreacting on global warming

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Regarding the May 7 editorial "Mr. Cuccinelli's witch hunt":

The things we don't know about the climate far exceed the things we do. The admitted uncertainties and disclaimers in all climate science attest to the incredible complexity of our global climate. The complete absence of these disclaimers in the popular media and in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's political "Summary for Policymakers" gives the false impression that the science is settled. When the uncertainties are projected 100 years into the future, the results are chaotic, and treating global warming as the greatest challenge of the century is irresponsible.

The inquiry of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) is pushing the envelope, but our mad rush to save the world 100 years in the future is far worse.

Paul C. Quigg, Luray

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