My following LTE was published in the Rocky Mountain News on January 6th. I responded to the Rocky’s fairly good Editorial concerning Obama’s pick of a humanity-causes-global-warming alarmist to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Dear Editor(s),

I agree with the Rocky’s Dec. 27 editorial “The limits of science/Does Obama advisor respect them?” about President-elect Obama’s choice of Stephen Holdren to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. But I might suggest a different title: “The limits of politics.” Because that’s what Obama’s all about.

Besides lack of any executive experience, he has never actually created wealth in our economy, but only spent someone else’s. And now Obama has selected greenhouse-gas alarmist Holdren who joins the chorus of politicos in blaming global warming on industrialization, and who advocates severe strangulations on our economy as the answer.

Unlike Holdren, there are many scientists who attribute global warming primarily to the formidible forces of nature that have caused drastic climate change in Earth’s past. There is a great deal of scientific debate that has become squashed because of politics.

But despite Obama’s hot air about “free and open inquiry,” it’s clear by his choice of Holdren that he doesn’t care about facts, science or economics, but the world he knows best–politics.

Gina Liggett, Denver

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