In his letter of Feb. 18 (“Always question science”), Scott Abramson says we should relentlessly challenge established doctrines. While it is fine to exhibit healthy skepticism and question received wisdom, in the case of climate science the truth is that few of us have the scientific credentials or expertise to delve into so technically complicated a subject, or challenge its conclusions.

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Terence Y

Mr. Steele, you assert the far-right Heartland Institute is providing funding for Singer, but what about the vast amounts of funding that “scientists” trying to convince us of this global warming thing are receiving from governments and organizations pushing a warming narrative. What are your thoughts about the COP attendees who took over 400 jets to attend the conference, the air conditioning that was used because it was over 80 degrees outside, and the amount of meat served from those methane-producing cows? If these folks aren’t aggressively reducing their emissions, is it because they don’t believe the credibility, or scientific credentials of your experts? Perhaps they know something you don’t? BTW, other than lecturing us, what are you doing to save the planet?

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