Letter: Climate change can only be solved if acknowledged


I am baffled by Tugg Thomson’s Aug. 17 letter to the editor arguing that climate change is not due to human activity. He refers to the work of Dr. Ian Pilmer, who is not a climate scientist and whose writings on this topic have been widely criticized, and Dr. Dietrick Koellen, who I could not find even after searching several data bases.

Does Mr. Thomson actually find these two questionable sources more believable than the consensus arrived at by the world’s climate scientists that human actions have very negatively impacted the nature on which we depend for our existence?

The very serious global warming changes that confront us are not going to be solved by denying that they exist.

Steen Halling


More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Koorn respects taxpayers, knows laws and safety standards

Editor, I retired from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue as a battalion… Continue reading

Letter: We have a humanitarian crisis at the southern border

Editor, Since the beginning of 2019, more than 500,000 children, women and… Continue reading

Letter: If human activity is not responsible for climate change, then what is?

Editor, I would like to address Tugg Thomson’s comments regarding climate change… Continue reading

Letter: Don’t be so quick to blame the Navy for water contamination

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it… Continue reading

Letter: Ebey’s National Historical Reserve is not necessary

Editor, I don’t expect a lot of public support for this, but… Continue reading

Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growlers

Editor, I would like to express a few thoughts about the proposed… Continue reading

Letter: Blame for contamination may not be so clear

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it… Continue reading

Letter: Department’s hard work shown during ‘ride along’

Editor, A few days ago, I visited the Oak Harbor Police Department.… Continue reading

Letter: Nobody promised living under jets would be quiet

Editor, I believe that someone needs to speak up with some reality… Continue reading

Most Read