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Indisputable fact

| Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Regarding the editorial “Another IPCC warning: More sci-fi” : Scientists are correct when they say, as the editorial puts it, that “global greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated drastically since the turn of the century.” That is directly measurable and not up for dispute.

Would the Trib argue against reports of river flooding at the Mon Wharf parking lot? Of course not. When you have a direct measurement, the answer is what it is.

Science is providing real facts that we need to interpret. The interpretation of how these facts will change things is up for argument, and can be a matter of opinion. Argue with the scientists over their guesses about the future, but let us be sane and keep the facts of the moment.

It is difficult to consider an opinion piece that fails the logic test in its third paragraph.

David Bangley

Hanover Township

Beaver County

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