Letter to the Editor: Global-warming real
BY Emily Hyde, Tulsa
Monday, November 19, 2012
11/19/12 at 2:47 AM
The Nov. 11 article, "Global warming isn't happening," has misleading information that does not display the entirety of the global-warming situation. While the author, Amy Ridenour, president and founder of the National Center for Public Policy Research, makes a valid statement claiming that the presidential debates did not sufficiently cover global-warming issues, she states that the reasoning of this is because global warming is not actually a reality.
It is true that many have this belief, but the recent cases of weather extremes support the argument otherwise. It is proof enough that the temperature currently in Tulsa is not the typical cold weather that has occurred in past Novembers throughout history.
The United States in 2011 experienced the hottest 12 months on record since 1895. NOAA, a federal organization dedicated to oceanic and atmospheric watch, states that it has recorded nine of the 10 hottest years in history occurring after 2000. The information used in "Global warming isn't happening" has been cherry-picked, and the information proving that global warming has been happening, especially after 2000, has been left out even though it is extremely relevant and the public needs to know the reality of the situation.
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