Open Letter to President Trump About His Daughter and Climate Change
April 24, 2017
[Note: This letter was first made available to and written about by Breitbart News. See also Newsmax.]
As the father of a daughter I fully understand and appreciate your wanting to listen to advice from your daughter Ivanka. However, I am an extremely qualified climate scientist and on the important issue of global warming (or climate change as she has been taught to call it) she is wrong. This is not her fault. Thanks to you she is well-educated but even the best educational institutions these days have inculcated their students with the extraordinary popular delusion of climate change. I know this from my own alma maters of MIT and Columbia.
Climate treaties like the Paris Agreement have little to do with climate. They are about economic competition. As the greatest economy in the history of the world, other countries will do anything to cripple the United States. Countries like China will agree to anything in these treaties and simply ignore their obligations while demanding the United States fulfill theirs.
We who voted for you consider stopping this climate change madness one of your key promises. If you renege on it you will lose me and many others as supporters. But even if you support this climate change madness your opponents are not going to support you; they'll just taunt you as being a flip-flopper. The best deal in this situation is thus obvious.
Your daughter will forgive you, as mine would. She is bright and when shown other than climate change propaganda she will realize the truth.
If you want the simply-stated truth about global warming by the most qualified real climate scientists read www.RealClimatologists.org. Climate science is one of the most fascinating sciences there is. To turn it into a lie for political purposes is a crime. Make climate science great again.
Dr. Duane Thresher
Postdoc, tree ring climate proxy modeling, University of Alaska (ARSC and SNRAS).
Postdoc, ocean climate proxy modeling, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany.
PhD, Earth & Environmental Sciences (climate modeling/proxies), Columbia University and NASA GISS (working for Dr. James Hansen, the father of global warming, and Dr. Gavin Schmidt).
MS, Atmospheric Science (climate modeling/tree rings/chaos), University of Arizona and NCAR.
BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT and NASA.