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May11, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 12

Issues raised by articles in PAW

A study in contrasts

In response to: When art historians went to war

By Richard T. Arndt ’49 *72

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

Compliments on your editorial guile in preceding the splendid article on Princeton’s contribution to the preservation, recovery, repair, and return of the art heritage of Europe in World War II with the inspiring story of ex-Congressman James Leach ’64’s planned tour of all...

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Focus on weather-system stability

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Norton Jacobi ’55

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

I am appalled at the lack of depth in the position taken by Professors Austin and Happer in the debate on climate change (feature, March 17).Surely, as physicists they must be aware of and should have given consideration to the well-established principles that (1) a complex...

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Providing a bully pulpit

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Robert R. Holt *39

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

Everywhere you look, and now in PAW, contrarian scientists get easy and respectful media coverage. Mark Bernstein ’83 gave Professors Happer and Austin a bully pulpit, and seems to have been taken in by them (feature, March 17). The article starts by subtly framing the whole...

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Missing the main points

In response to: Temperatures rising

By Jacques Read ’57

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

Mark Bernstein ’83’s article (feature, March 17), and indeed much of what Professor Happer says, is really beside the point. Carbon dioxide is heavily absorbent between 10 and 20 microns wavelength. This is the range in which the ice crystals that form the fluffy white tops...

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A welcome change

In response to: A moment with...

By Terry L. DeLong ’64

Published in the July7, 2010 issue

I welcomed the positive remarks by Joshua Bolton ’76 (A Moment with, April 7) about President Bush’s approach to national governance, in sharp contrast to the daily barrage of divisive, derisive, misleading, and inaccurate statements coming from the Obama administration.

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