Letter: Complete disconnect between science and media

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Residents walk across the frozen Songhua River in front of smoke stacks at Jiamusi, in China's northeast Heilongjiang province in this Dec. 4, 2005 file photo.

Greg Baker, Associated Press

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I've followed climate science for a couple of decades, and it continually amazes me that there is such a complete disconnect between what is happening in the realm of science and what is published in the popular media.

Nobody has yet succeeded in establishing a link between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperatures, in spite of billions spent in the effort. Recall also that there has been no warming for the past 16 years. The only demonstrable effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 are the greater abundance of plant life and increased crop yields.

Atmospheric CO2 is most certainly not a pollutant.

Kerry Thompson

North Salt Lake

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