Lou Coggia: Thomas columns distort facts | SteamboatToday.com

Lou Coggia: Thomas columns distort facts

Mr. Cal Thomas is really good at something — cherry picking data and distorting the facts. Neither of which one would expect from someone who is trying to get at the truth.

Mr. Thomas in his article “30 years of global warming panic” cites data from 2013-14 that shows that arctic ice increased by as much as one-third that year. Notice that he did not cite data from the years 2015 to 2017, and there is a reason for that.

I went to three sites resulting from the search criteria “volume of sea ice in winter.” All three had graphs and data that did in fact show the increase in ice volume after the winter of 2013 and 2014. All three sites show that the annual ice volume does fluctuate considerably. But all three show a progressive downward trend in the amount of arctic ice over time. Since 2014, the amount of arctic ice has continued to fall.

This is the second straight article by Mr.Thomas that has distorted the truth. His column on “Sarah Sanders and bigotry” said that the restaurant owner that asked Ms. Sanders to leave based her decision on ideology. That is not how that owner described her motivation. She said that her values are honesty, compassion and cooperation and that is what factored into her actions.

I would leave it up to your readers to determine how Trump and his Administration scores on those qualities.

Lou Coggia

Steamboat Springs

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