I just wrote a letter to the editor of my local paper, The Argus, in response to a letter that ran in Thursday’s paper, essentially denying global warming.  Wonder if they’ll publish it.  Anyway, here it is:

Apparently Mr. Ken Birch doesn’t understand the science of global warming (letter “Exposing the wizard,” 2/3/11).

Warmer air holds more moisture.  When this warmer, wetter air hits cold air, the moisture comes out as snow.

A warmer atmosphere is more energetic and this energy displays itself as severe weather (the snowstorms in the US and the cyclone in Australia, for example).

The weather is doing exactly what the scientists have been warning us would happen.

Unabated, this warming will also lead to climate changes – and that’s the real moral issue.  But you can hear me speak about that during worship on Sunday, February 13, at Niles Congregational Church, 255 H St., Fremont, at 10:00 a.m.

Rev. Jeffrey Spencer