Column was misleading


It is unfortunate that the Sun Journal publishes the garbage in J Dwight’s column.

On April 18, Dwight ranted on about the lack of true science supporting global warming. He ridiculed the multiple papers and studies on the topic by respected groups such as NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Where does Dwight get his science from? The “Center for Sound Science and Public Policy,” a think tank funded by ExxonMobil. No bias there.

The fact is that global warming is the most serious threat facing humanity today. More than one-third of the world’s population receives its drinking water from Himalayan glaciers that are disappearing. Those populations will need to migrate.

India, Pakistan and China are all nuclear powers that will soon struggle with that shortage.

Populations in low-lying countries are also threatened by rising seas and more violent storms.

Tropical diseases are spreading beyond the tropics.

Important plant and animal species are dying out because they cannot migrate rapidly enough to keep pace with climate change.

All of these things are documented by real scientists who aren’t paid by one of the world’s biggest polluters.

It’s a shame that Dwight tries to mislead people into thinking global warming isn’t real.

I wish the Sun Journal would feature editorial columnists who use reason and persuasion based on factual information to change our opinions, instead of supporting garbage like his.

Denis Bergeron, Auburn

Editor’s note: The writer is an energy professional and professional engineer who has worked with the Public Utilities Commission for over 20 years. The views reflected in the letter are his and not the views of the commission.