Letter: Global Warming Confusion

In the recent article "Fossil Record Aids In Predictions Of Global Warming's Consequences" (The Scientist, May 14, page 5), it is stated that "Global change has occurred before, they warn, but not at the rate the earth's climate seems to be shifting today." I would be interested in knowing how many reputable climatologists express that point of view. In your Feb. 5, 1990, issue (page 18), William A. Nierenberg, director emeritus of Scripps Institution, wrote that the vast majority of top clima

Henry Heatherly
Jul 22, 1990

In the recent article "Fossil Record Aids In Predictions Of Global Warming's Consequences" (The Scientist, May 14, page 5), it is stated that "Global change has occurred before, they warn, but not at the rate the earth's climate seems to be shifting today." I would be interested in knowing how many reputable climatologists express that point of view.

In your Feb. 5, 1990, issue (page 18), William A. Nierenberg, director emeritus of Scripps Institution, wrote that the vast majority of top climatologists at a recent conference were of the opinion there has been no significant change in global temperatures over the past century. If there is solid scientific evidence to the contrary, I would appreciate it if you would discuss it in your newspaper and give appropriate references. If there is no such evidence, and the statement was only an echo of what has become almost an article...

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