Editor:

A recent article in The Post-Star, as reported by the Associated Press, gives credibility to climate change. The facts presented are correct, just all the facts were not included. When readers do not get all the facts and then discover they were duped it is one reason the term fake news comes up. The blame cannot be put on just the local papers.

Mr. Steven Koonin, who was undersecretary of energy for science for President Obama, said last week that the climate article was correct. The omissions are troubling. Mr. Koonin states that sea levels did rise during most of the 20th century. What was left out is this rate has fluctuated by comparable rates in the early part of the 20th century. Human influence was much less. According to the report, heat waves have become more common. The 30's dust bowl is cited. Yet research has shown heat waves are no more frequent today than during the 19th century. 

The full report can be obtained by going online. Mr. Koonin works for the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University.

Barrone Knobs, Granville

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