To the editor:
Mr. Gore has said the debate is over. “We are destroying the planet.” About 30 years ago an ice age was predicted. No one knows the future. We know since the beginnings of time there have been periods of global warming and cooling not caused by man. Predictions of what will happen in the future are based on models (manmade models). We now know some of these models used nonfactual data or excluded some of their own data, depending on whether or not it helped their argument (debate). With our present weather, I wish Mr. Gore would fly his large carbon footprint jet over Lawrence.
Polls have indicated that the general public is becoming more skeptical about manmade global warming, with good cause. The time for debate is not over! With the billions of dollars that it will cost America if the cap and tax is approved, it makes honest debate even more critical. Jefferson said that “truth is not afraid of debate.” People who say the debate is over usually have money or power to gain. Gore says scientists all agree the planet will be destroyed if we do not eliminate pollutants in the near future. Check Google. There are thousands of scientists who do not agree. Is Mr. Gore an authority because he took one course on climate science? Could it be that he has positioned himself to make a lot of money if the debate is over? Reference companies Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers or Generation Investment Management. Let the debate continue!!