Letter: Huck will see more ice, storms because of climate change

Published January 10, 2014 1:01 am

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There he goes again: Climate-change denier and environment enemy Rainer Huck is thrilled that ships are getting stuck in the ice in the Antarctic ("Ironic that climate scientists stuck on ship in ice," Forum, Jan 3).

I ask, what's ironic about it?

What Mr. Huck and the clowns on Fox News continuously preach is that man-caused climate change is a hoax. Never mind the solid scientific research and evidence. They claim it's all a liberal plot to stifle the mining and oil industries.

Yes, it is a very cold winter and big storms are clobbering the country. Winters will get worse because the polar ice caps are melting and there is more and more moisture in the atmosphere. And the ocean levels will rise and flood the shores and the cities near them.

So, why is it winter here? Because the Earth rotates in its axis and revolves around the sun.

Or is that just another liberal, radical environmentalist hoax, Mr. Huck?

Michael Greer

Cottonwood Heights