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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}rossolson.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 10:46 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}startribune.com)
Subject: Climategate

The speed of spin control on "Climategate" is dizzying! The math professor who says math does not lie
forgets that putting in wrong numbers leads to wrong answers. Over the last decade, carbon dioxide
continues to climb but temperatures have dropped. The EPA rules that greenhouse gasses pose a
health risk. And this is the group that calls carbon dioxide a pollutant even though it is 5% of every
breath we exhale. In Colorado aspens are growing 53% faster -- please remember that ALL life on
earth is dependent on photosynthesis in which water and carbon dioxide are transformed into sugar
by green plants. And a letter writer states that peer review keeps scientists in line. That is true but
the line is the party line. There is a powerful herd instinct in science and outliers are culled. Read Jerry
Bergman's book, "Slaughter of the Dissidents" if you doubt it.

Ross S. Olson