A recent guest opinion claims that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that carbon dioxide is causing global warming. However, a quick internet search reveals this to be questionable.
For example, a Jan. 6, 2015 Forbes article titled “’97 percent of climate scientists agree’ is 100 percent wrong” or the May 26, 2014, Wall Street Journal editorial “The Myth of the Climate Change ’97 percent.”
With all the increased fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, global warming is a paltry 0.8 degrees over the past 150 years — an increase which has stopped over the past 20 years.
Remember, there are lies, damn lies and then statistics.
Douglas B. Marshall