Tom Leyden ’77 and Zach Goldstein ’05 reasonably suggest that the University “should have included University-affiliated scientists to represent the prevailing view that, yes, climate change is an emergency” (Inbox, October issue). The backstory is that the panel sponsor, the Conservative Princeton Association, invited and encouraged two prominent University-affiliated scientists to present the “prevailing” view. One refused; the other did not respond. (I was the one asking.)
Further criticisms from Leyden and Goldstein are refuted in the recording of the panel at https://youtu.be/L_Kc_r3cdH0. Or you can find why climate change is not an emergency on the website for the CO2 Coalition. Please make your own judgment.