I’m writing today in regards to a story I recently saw in The Mountain Xpress [“Buncombe Commissioners Set Bar High for Carbon Reductions,” Dec. 17] and felt it necessary to comment on a reported statement from Mr. [Mike] Fryar.
[Xpress reporter Jake Frankel writes:] “Fryar blasted the move as ‘politics,’ questioning whether there really is any scientific consensus on global warming.”
Mr. Fryar, there is most assuredly consensus on climate change (the preferred nomenclature of most scientists).
Both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, two of the leading scientific organizations in our country, agree that there is ongoing, man-made climate change. We trust NASA to take us to the moon and Mars but we won’t trust them here?
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the pre-eminent scientific organization in the U.S., has also reached consensus regarding this matter.
Do you listen to your dentist when you have problems with your teeth? Or do you listen to your neighbor? When you need surgery, do you go to a surgeon? Or do you let the waiter at your favorite diner do the job?
We need to stop listening to propaganda from TV talking heads, bloggers and the like, and start listening to the professionals. I hope you take the time to look at the evidence I’ve provided from three amazing sources. I am an unaffiliated voter and I can assure you this has nothing to do with politics.
— Sean McNeal