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Apr. 28, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 12

Debating climate data

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Michael Bender, Isaac Held, François Morel, Michael Oppenheimer, Steve Pacala, George Philander, Jorge Sarmiento, Eric Wood

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

“Temperatures rising” (feature, March 17) outlines views about climate and climate change from four Princeton faculty members who are global-warming skeptics. The information in many quotes and paraphrased statements from these scientists is wrong. This letter corrects the most...

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Poor coverage of climate-change issue

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Mitchell Golden ’81

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

“Temperatures rising” is a disappointing example of the poor coverage climate science gets from journalists. The evasion “Professor Happer says X” is used to avoid discussing the merits of X — often, as in this case, leaving the impression that X is true. If PAW is incapable of...

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No consensus on global warming

By Jay Lehr ’57

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

At long last, Princeton and the Princeton Alumni Weekly are displaying ethical responsibility by allowing the expression of dissenting views on the theory of man-made global warming. Mark F. Bernstein ’83 did a fine job reporting the views of William Happer *64, Robert Austin,...

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Questioning climate-change claims

By Charles Luger ’58

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

Professor Happer is not the only one who believes the so-called consensus on global warming is badly flawed. An Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine petition signed by 31,000 scientists (including 9,021 Ph.D.s) rejected the claim of human-caused global warming. A TV...

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The next downturn

In response to: After the crash

By Larry Larkin ’61

Published in the April 28, 2010 issue

I was distressed to read the interviews with President Tilghman and Andrew Golden regarding the endowment fund (feature, Dec. 9). Going into the worst market decline in decades, the fund’s asset allocation was more than 70 percent in nontraditional assets, and many of these...

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