Robert Speiser pointed out in a recent letter that the United Kingdom Met Office refuted the statement that, based on their own data, there has been no global warming for the last 16 years ("Science helps compromise," Jan. 6).
The refutation included a claim that the time interval was cherry picked. But according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adinistration in its "State of the Climate in 2008," any interval of 15-plus years of observed absence of warming is sufficient to constitute a discrepancy with Anthropogenic Global Warming at the 95 percent level.
Speiser correctly notes that science isn't about wishes or opinions. A paper has not yet been published that successfully links human CO2 emissions — or even atmospheric CO2 levels — to global climate.
North Salt Lake
- Letter: Shredded Constitution
- Neil Flinders: Keeping track of school funds...
- About Utah: They got exactly what they wished...
- Letter: Messy tax code
- My view: $1.2 billion for nutrient removal is...
- In our opinion: Don't let 50-year-old Land...
- My view: TPA trade agreement counts as...
- Letter: Evaluate water usage
- Letter: Shredded Constitution 86
- Letter: Sovereign flag 47
- In our opinion: After court's marriage... 42
- Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies... 28
- Sistas in Zion: Reaction to racial... 18
- In our opinion: APUSH in the wrong... 18
- Letter: Nationwide health care 17
- My view: Why America exists: A Fourth... 15