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May 4, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Climate change: Technology can’t solve all problems

Guest columnist Patrick Allitt has pointed out that threats posed by nuclear war, overpopulation-caused famine, pollution and resource exhaustion have not, yet, turned out to be as catastrophic as many people thought [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27]. Based on that fact, he seems to be telling us that…

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Comments | Topics: climate change, Patrick Allitt, Ted Yellman

May 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Climate change: Can’t rely on adaptation and ingenuity to solve climate change

I’m sure many people breathed a sigh of relief when they read the guest column on climate change [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27]. It reinforces the belief that someone will figure out a solution at some point in the future, the problem really isn’t that bad and we can adapt….

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Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, Mark Quinn, Patrick Allitt

May 2, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Climate change: Don’t blur science and science policy

Michael Osbun / Op Art

It’s understandable why The Seattle Times published guest columnist Patrick Allitt’s piece about how we shouldn’t panic about climate change [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27].

Allitt makes a seemingly levelheaded argument that science has pushed the panic button before about environmental and health issues, so here we go again — climate change is just another panic. Unfortunately, Allitt’s argument reflects

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Comments | More in Climate change | Topics: climate change, Glenn Hampson, global warming