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Letter: No convincing proof that fossil fuels cause climate change

Mark Harvey's letter in The Forum, published April 26, assumes anyone who disagrees with him on climate change to be a "denier.". Mr. Harvey was responding to a letter written by Bette Grande (April 22) who supports Environmental Protection Agenc...

Mark Harvey's letter in The Forum, published April 26, assumes anyone who disagrees with him on climate change to be a "denier.". Mr. Harvey was responding to a letter written by Bette Grande (April 22) who supports Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's repeal of unnecessary environmental regulations. Harvey even criticized The Forum for printing Grande's letter on Earth Day saying, "What in the world were Forum editors thinking?"

I guess I'm one of those so-called "deniers." I don't believe that regulating greenhouse gases can control the weather or nature. I have yet to see any proof that human activity is responsible for global climate change. I am not alone. Patrick Moore, a top ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace has stated, "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100 years." More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting the theory of human-caused global warming.

The climate has been changing since the creation of the earth. The earth has passed through many periods of high levels of carbon dioxide and many cycles of warming and cooling, i.e., the ice age. This is part of the natural life of our planet. I applaud the EPA's current regulation changes and leadership. As Grande states, these changes have "the country on track toward energy dominance."

I believe that God created the climate and he controls it. Humans cannot control the climate any more than we can control the future. Of course he expects us to be responsible stewards of the natural resources and the environment.

We are all "deniers" to some extent as we don't always agree on everything. I congratulate The Forum for printing Grande's letter. Newspapers have a responsibility to print opposing opinions. It's what makes America great and exceptional. I don't think many Americans will deny that.

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Sims lives in Moorhead.

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