Do not doubt the science

In order to make qualified judgements on models of climate change, one would have to have the proper academic credentials.

Re: Climate models flawed, PNR letters July 31.

In order to make qualified judgements on models of climate change, one would have to have the proper academic credentials and particular expertise in modelling to have credibility. A Google scholar search of the literature does not find Mr. Chilton with any credentials or advanced degree in this discipline.

Neither do I. However I did sit in on a senior level course in atmospheric science at UVic this past winter, to refresh my undergraduate courses in climate, taken decades ago.

Professor Adam Monahan, a scholar in climate modelling, and a superb lecturer, led the class through the latest science and the many models of climate change, related to the burning of fossil carbon. There is no doubt what the science is telling us, and there are numerous independent models that agree.

Mr. Chilton’s opinions are not supported, nor has he published peer-reviewed science to refute the theory and models. It is irresponsible to espouse such unfounded opinions, under the guise of “climatologist,” especially when there’s  denialist literature online.

J. K. Finley, Sidney

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