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OKG Newsletter

Topic: global warming

Feeling the heat


Kurt Hochenauer
No one can say with absolute certainty that climate change was a factor in this summer’s record-breaking heat, but it would be foolish at this point to not at least consider its impact.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gimme swelter

Drink your water!


Jenn Scott
It’s a scorcher out there.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Not so hot


Gazette staff
For U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, there does appear to be one scientific principle — maybe the only one — that he appears to have taken to heart: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

An embarrassment of a senator


Robin Meyers
Is it any wonder that Oklahoma students rank near the bottom of the country in math and science scores? Consider U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who teaches them by example that if someone pays you enough money, you too can ignore the evidence and act like a fool.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Why not move already?

Letters to the Editor

Thomas L. Furlong
After reading Robin Meyers’ commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator” (Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette), I wonder why he chooses to live in Oklahoma.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor

Letters to the Editor

Mickey McVay
Robin Meyers (Commentary, “An embarrassment of a senator,” Oct. 3, Oklahoma Gazette) can be foolish enough to drink the man-made global warming Kool-Aid if he wants, but he would be well advised to take some courses
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Get real about climate change

Letters to the Editor

Michael Hopkins
Tom Furlong (Letters, “Why not move already?,” Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “To think humans could alter the climate is hubris at its most significant.” Really? Humans have vastly increased levels of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It would be the height of hubris to think that increasing levels of greenhouse gases would fail to result in greenhouse warming as physics demands.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saving oil

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
Not to discount Mickey McVay’s environmental education, but his “Kool-Aid’s global warming flavor” letter (Oct. 24, Oklahoma Gazette) has left a bad taste in my mouth. Reason being, he has previously identified himself in letters to the editor as having been an “oily,” as in one who works in the oil industry.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Climate change and logic

Letters to the Editor

Todd Fagin
While it is certainly nice to see someone invoke actual science in the discussion of climate change, much of what Mike Brake wrote (Letters, “Rational on climate change,” Oct. 17, Oklahoma Gazette) deserves further scrutiny. In short, discussions of the Medieval Warm Period (which was a regional, not global, phenomenon), solar variations and Milankovitch cycles are merely red herrings used to deflect focus from the uncomfortable, yet undeniable, evidence supporting anthropogenic climate-forcing.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Down with science


Gazette staff
Science homework might be a little easier for Oklahoma students in the near future, depending on how you look at it. House Bill 1674 by Rep. Gus Blackwell, R-Laverne, would allow students to turn in schoolwork that challenges “controversial topics” such as “biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning” without adverse consequences, such as a pesky bad grade. It also will force teachers to come up with more creative ways of handling such subjects.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013