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TO THE EDITOR:

The penultimate argument of failed logic resorts to name calling.

The ultimate proof of failed logic is often referred to as Godwin's theory. This involves comparing the opposite view to Nazis or Hitler. Mr. Pazdernik's argument against global warming has reached this level of failure spectacularly.

He cites 9,000 scientists with PHDs who deny global warming. This conveniently ignores the other 95 percent of scientists with PHDs who can, and do, scientifically prove that global warming is here and now. Including the Union of Concerned Scientist and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The latter shares a Nobel prize for their research. Selective research is not research, Mr. Pazdernik.

Moreover, the factual inaccuracies are the least egregious representations you make, Mr. Pazdernik. Your comparison of those that can see with their own eyes how coast lines are retreating, the Kilimanjaro snows are disappearing, glaciers in decline, the bleaching of coral reefs, excessive droughts and fires, and on and on and on I could go.

You comparing these people to Nazis is an insult to the greatest generation that fought so valiantly to rid this planet of that scourge. Like my father, who fought Nazis across North Africa and Italy, only to be deployed to France on the 6th of June, 1944. Calling anyone a Nazi only belittles you.

Yet again, there may be another explanation for warming oceans and the increase of sea level. It may be the constant drip, drip, drip of the tears of the ignorant who cry a river every time they espouse the corporate tripe fed them by the Republican Party. I'm not sure if ideology drives ignorance or if ignorance drives ideology. Either way, you fit the mold of those who want us to march strait into the 19th Century. Lying and crying all the way.

Martin Gaslin

Ellsworth

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