LETTER: Writer uses alternate facts on climate change

It’s clear to me from a Feb. 18 Peninsula Daily News letter the writer should stick to politics, because he sure isn’t a climate scientist.

He implies in the letter someone — he doesn’t say who or where — predicted a coming Ice Age in the 1970s.

Then claims this wasn’t “fully debunked until nearly 2000, according to media reports.”

What media reports is left to our imagination.

I performed a quick computer search of “coming Ice Age 1970s” and found that a vast majority of climate scientist reports (42) in the 1970s predicted planet warming because of increasing CO2 in the atmosphere, to seven predicting climate cooling.

The media reports about the coming Ice Age were not based on the majority of scientific reports.

It’s these kinds of unsupported “alternative facts” about climate change that make me wonder if there might be a market for bumper stickers and tee shirts saying “Bring back Nixon, the kinder and gentler fascist!”

At least Nixon wasn’t reported to be a climate denier (Rick Perlstein, 2008, “Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America”) and he wasn’t busy attempting to rape and pillage America’s natural resources.

Nixon, after all, did create the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 that Trump appointee Administrator Scott Pruitt is attempting to hamstring, if not eliminate.

Bob Vreeland,

Port Angeles

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