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Regarding Russell Steele’s Other Voices, Dec. 17 (“The science behind global warming”):

Predictably, about every six months or so, Russ Steele emerges from beneath his ideological rock to pillory the science and scientists supporting the global climate-change paradigm. Selectively, statistics are trotted out and enumerated as Mr. Steele holds forth as if the final arbiter on this issue. Mr. Steele, just what are your credentials that provide you with such surety of opinion?

It pains me to know that legions of experts, using the most sophisticated technology known to man, educated in such backwater educational wastelands as MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech, working for such discredited organizations as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USGS, the Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA, yada, yada, yada, waste our resources coming up with hair-brain “theories.” Cut taxes!

Please, Mr. Steele, leave the science to scientists, the vast number of whom support the belief that human-caused activities are responsible, at least in part, for the rapid climate change underway globally. Dude, the Arctic is melting! Chill!

Tom Van Wagner

Nevada City