Letter writer gets it wrong on climate change questions

letter-to-the-editor3Letter from Ron Arnold

Pete Kuntz’s letter smearing Tom Harris repeated the false Greenpeace accusation that astrophysicist Willie Soon“got caught secretly taking over a million dollars from oil corporations for his climate science denial services and lying about it.” Dead wrong.

Soon is a researcher with the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Laboratory, and all funds for his research have been and still are approved by the Smithsonian Institution, which took a management fee of nearly half and gave the rest to Soon to cover all his research expenses and pay himself as well. The widely reported grant money from energy companies came over the course of several years, and Soon’s personal remuneration was modest indeed.

Mr. Kuntz also noted that “The head of NASA’s Goddard Space Center said Soon’s scientific work is ‘irrelevant,’” as if that meant something. NASA’s Gavin Schmidt is a high-level federal employee who, when asked, dares not allow anyone, government or academic like Soon, to step out of line with the President’s climate policy if he wants to keep his NASA job. Groupthink or else.

I see that Dr. Fred Singer has already debunked the notorious DeSmogBlog and its parentage by a Canadian public relations chief (James Hoggan) and a convicted money laundering felon (John Lefebvre), but did not supply the link to the court docket where Lefebvre was ordered to pay a forfeiture obligation of $40,000,000. Yes, $40 million.

Ron Arnold resides in Bellevue, Wash.

         
 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.


augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news


Comments