Letters: Many factors in climate change causes

. Thirty-six per cent of geoscientists agree with the Kyoto model.

Editor, The News:

Re: Climate change not a guess (Letters, Nov. 19).

Michael Sather writes, “the vast majority of peer-reviewed scientists have concluded that large areas of ice are melting at an accelerated rate and that our oceans have become acidic as a result of greater concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.”

But he neglects to point out  that the “vast majority of peer-reviewed scientists” do not agree on the cause. A peer-reviewed survey by Organization Studies finds a majority of scientists skeptical of a global warming crisis. Thirty-six per cent of geoscientists agree with the Kyoto model. But an overwhelming majority fall within four models: 24 per cent fit that nature is overwhelming; 17 per cent fit  the fatalist model; 10 per cent the economic model; and five per cent the regulation activists.

All of these are less likely to agree the scientific debate is settled and also agree that there are many factors involved beside human caused.

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge