December 26, 2008

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

David Dagenais of Milton engages in the usual yawn-inducing nonsense:

With regard to the article “Global warming reports exaggerated,” the writer Mr. Broncelet’s employment by the University of Delaware is in no way relevant to his “expertise,” and is meaningless in the context of his opinions regarding global warming, so why include it? Use of this information is perhaps misleading.

Secondly, the writer’s facts are carefully sorted to prove his point; a wider study of the issue may prove he is absolutely wrong. In fact, most scientists disagree with him.

The letter contains at least one really basic error: its discussion of the effects of sea ice on sea level. There are way too many variables left out of the author’s simplistic explanation to give it any validity.

There is really no good reason for The News Journal to publish purported “scientific” information on an opinion page.

Oh Lordy, where to start. First, notice Dagenais' use of the conditionals "perhaps" and "may." Of course, those who believe that global warming hysteria is, well, just that could likewise claim that the Al Gore-ites MAY be wrong, and PERHAPS their hysteria is ridiculously misplaced. In fact, the latest opinions -- and facts -- demonstrate that this is precisely the case!

Second, Dagenais blasts the article writer for leaving out numerous variables?? Hel-LO! This is exactly what the Al Gore-ites revel in! Yeesh!!

Lastly, how stupid is the statement that [contrarian] scientific info should NOT be printed in an OPINION section? Here Dagenais just engages in what way too many Al Gore-ites do -- the propensity to want to shut down any debate about the global warming issue.

Sorry. Ain't happenin'.

Posted by Hube at December 26, 2008 10:19 AM | TrackBack

Comments  (We reserve the right to edit and/or delete any comments. If your comment is blocked or won't post, e-mail us and we'll post it for you.)

Wrong, Hube. Show me the evidence that Gore wishes to shut down the debate.

Moreover, the letter writer's use of "perhaps" and "may" invokes an attitude that is appropriate in a debate about an issue as complex as global warming.

That said, I don't agree with his opinion that the NJ should not have published the piece that he criticizes.

Posted by: Perry at December 26, 2008 04:15 PM

Do a little Googling, Perry. I'm weary of proving you wrong only to have you never show up again or acknowledging that I was right. Start with how Gore doesn't see the need to give equal time to climate alarmist skeptics. Also, did you scroll down a few posts to see how Gore treated a skeptic scientist back in the early 90s? Of course you didn't.

Posted by: Hube at December 26, 2008 04:48 PM

BTW, Perry, notice that I wrote "Al Gore-ites," not "Al Gore." You understand the difference? (But Gore *is* guilty of what I wrote nonetheless.)

Posted by: Hube at December 26, 2008 04:50 PM

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