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Junk science? Really?



John Curtis begins his letter in the Aug. 7 New Times by saying that “claims of man-made global warming ... simply is not true” (“Statistics aren’t on ‘global warming’ scientists’ side").

Addressing a college town full of scientists, he claims no degree in any climate-related discipline, but instead insults his audience by the bald assertion that claims of man-made global warming are “worn out … junk science by ignorant people … full of holes and deceit” made by “so-called scientists [who] spin and lie.”

“Junk science” is usually, as in this case, a meaningless pejorative applied to any scientific fact the corporate looters and polluters or others on the far right don’t want to hear.

By the way, activist Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, has a new book on climate coming out in September, titled This Changes Everything.

-- Dave Raleigh - San Luis Obispo

-- Dave Raleigh - San Luis Obispo

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