Global warming deniers ignore reams of evidence

Global warming deniers (Letters, May 18) keep claiming the earth’s temperature is not increasing, despite overwhelming evidence and scientific reports to the contrary. All deniers have to do is read front-page articles in The Maui News.

For example, on Oct. 31, 2011, it reported Richard Muller, a prominent physicist at Cal Berkeley and skeptic of global warming, confirmed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s claims that the land is 1.6 degrees warmer than in the 1950s. Muller’s two-year study was even partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers.

On May 13, an article reported: “The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two studies show. . . . That means even more sea level rise than they figured.”

“Data . . . shows that the melt is happening faster than scientists had predicted, crossing a critical threshold that has begun a dominolike process.”

Other reports show a lot of our related climate change is happening faster than predicted.

Those who keep their heads buried in the sand will soon drown as the sea level keeps rising.

Marc Drehsen