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By Gary DeNeal
Gary DeNeal is the editor and publisher since 1985 of Springhouse, a bi-monthly magazine focusing on the history and lore of southeastern Illinois.
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By Gary DeNeal
June 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

“Global Warming, my foot! That’s nothing but a crackpot theory dreamed up by Ivy League elitists with way too much time on their hands, who, by the way, pull their pants on leg at a time same as everybody else.” No, I have not heard these words in that particular order, but the message, yes, and more times than needs counting. For too many I know, “expert” is a word requiring quotation marks on either end.
As one who is about as scientifically trained as my dog, I have no choice but to respect the people most knowledgeable in their field of study, and if the overwhelming majority of scientists say Global Warming has passed well beyond the theory stage into the realm of scientific fact, I choose to believe them. If I should happen to live long enough to learn 97% of scientists confess they were dead wrong about Global Warming, that Global Cooling was really the culprit all along, I will shrug my shoulders and blame Global Cooling.
Experts in any discipline are not always right, but they are more likely to be right than we who lack the training.
You can call that humility if you like. I call it common sense.

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