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Letter: No unanimity on climate change

Shafts of sunlight filter through the forest canopy

Shafts of sunlight filter through the forest canopy strike smoke from fires burning outside family huts at an Mbuti pygmy hunting camp in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve outside the town of Epulu, Congo on March 21, 2010. Photo Credit: AP / Rebecca Blackwell

A writer on climate change offered to provide “thousands of peer-reviewed articles” from experts in climate and environmental sciences that are in agreement [“Act on climate change,” Letters, Jan. 3].

Is the writer aware that there are also hundreds of peer-reviewed articles that disagree with his position that global warming is man-made? And that data and methods used to reconstruct the temperature record of the past 1,000 years, which are used to create the “hockey stick” graph, have been disputed?

Rather than being “deniers,” many scientists express skepticism regarding the severity of the changes in the environment and the extent to which humanity is impacting these changes.

John Ryan, Flushing