Gross misrepresentation

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Editor:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports that the vast majority of actively publishing climate scientists, 97 per cent, agree that humans are causing global warming and climate change. In a letter in your Sept. 13 edition (“Science and case making”), Albert Reeve, who describes himself as a geologist on earth-science information, provides a partial list of factors that cause climate change on geological time scales. He goes on to suggest that “selectively collecting data to prove preconceived, human-caused climate change is not science. It is case-making.”

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This is a gross misrepresentation of research in climate science, and science in general, and actively publishing climate scientists would be appalled by this misleading dismissal of their work.

I am not an actively publishing climate scientist, but as an adjunct professor in the School of Environmental Science at Simon Fraser University with an extensive record of geoscience publishing, I am very familiar with scientific research, peer-review and the process of publishing technical papers. I believe the expert opinion of climate scientists. I have seen no evidence, based on peer-reviewed publications in high-impact, international, scientific journals, to support contradicting claims.

Ray Kostaschuk, Garden Bay

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