Writer asked to evaluate some alternative opinions

In reference to your reader’s opinion letter “Study was misrepresented in global warming note” by Arthur G. Nassau, wherein he remarked “I can only admonish Ms. Jay that while she is afraid to accept the findings of over 90 percent of the world’s scientists, she does not change that in any way by publishing her unsubstantiated opinions,” I wish to submit that just because 90 percent (assuming this number is even correct) believe one way does not in and of itself mean that it is true and correct. Remember that just about 99.999 percent (number not substantiated) of scientists at the time believed that it was the sun that rotates around the earth and not the other way around. Now we know that the same 99.999 percent of them are proven wrong.

I suggest that if Mr. Nassau is not, as his commented. “afraid to accept the findings” of alternative opinions that he familiarize himself with the following articles and forward these links (especially references #1 and #2) to the American Astronomical Society and have their comments:

(1) http://www.schulphysik.de/klima/landscheidt/iceage.htm
From Schroeter Institute for Research in Cycles of Solar Activity, Germany
New Little Ice Age Instead of Global Warming?
by Dr. Theodor Landscheidt

and while the reader is at it, check out the author’s credential and the accuracy of his past predictions here:

(2) http://www.space.com/8587-sun-strange-behavior-
From www.Space.com
Sun’s Strange Beharior Baffles Astronomers
by Denise Chow, SPACE.com staff writer
reporting on the 216th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Miami last month

(3) http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201124/7288
From The Tech Herald – Science
Fading sunspots suggest years of impending cold
by Steven Mostyn – June 17, 2011, 19:40

(4) http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech-mainmenu-
From NewAmerican
Scientist Try To Have It Both Ways on Global Warming
by Beverly K. Eakman – June 20, 2011

Dennis Jay

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