I write this article in response to a Washington Post article, “Measuring lost ice requires a truly gigantic unit: (July 4). I thought I would get some documented facts on global warming.

Unfortunately, the story’s conclusions were based on unnamed “new studies,” “a recent scientific paper” and a “tweet” — no scientific basis to support the global warming theory.

I went online to find some documented facts. On the “Friends of Science” website I found:

• “Current temperatures are the same as in 1943. The small Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica is getting warmer while the main Antarctic continent is actually cooling. Ice cap thicknesses in both Greenland and Antarctica are increasing.”

• “Sea level monitoring in the Pacific (Tuvalu) and Indian Oceans (Maldives) has shown no sign of any sea-level rise.”

The public is told that man-made global warming is a “settled science” by those who advocate for more government control of people’s lives. There is no such thing as “settled science.” Science is always making new discoveries and disproving older beliefs.

Man-made global warming is a political theory and not a “settled science” fact. Yet those who do not agree with that political theory are ridiculed as “global warming deniers,” an old Sol Alinsky tactic to quiet and ridicule the opposition.

I am skeptical of the “man-made global warming” propaganda. Yes, people can individually be better stewards of this planet and should try to limit personal consumption of everything. That is called saving money.

George Mathews, Auburn

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