A diversity of viewpoints leads to better public policy

I applaud Mr. Ivey's letter [“‘Man-Made’ Global Warming is a Man-Made Myth,” Dec. 1 Xpress], although I don't hold his belief that global cooling [has been] going on since 1998. I would be interested to [see] the data he has that demonstrates this, as the data I am familiar with demonstrates increasing temperatures since 1998 (please see tinyurl.com/globaltempincrease).

In addition, the human practices that have been identified as promoting global warming also have been identified with an increase in pollution of the atmosphere and other noxious environmental effects.

In order to make good public policy, I believe we need people of different views to speak up, with mutual respect and with adequate scrutiny of facts. I would be happy to discuss this with others who are interested. I expect I would learn something and some of my views and beliefs might be changed.

— Stephen Rinsler

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