I am disappointed in this article on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary. It was a political summary, not the 1,500 page report that’s due in May 2007. How often have you seen a scientific summary published 3 months before the final report? I am concerned that you do not appear to be publishing any other valid climate-change hypotheses, such as solar cycles, long-range historical data on climate changes, the possible role of cosmic rays and the sun’s magnetic field on climate cooling, global warming on Mars, etc. You owe your readers a balanced viewpoint on climate change.
Donald R. Laster Jr.
West Long Branch, N.J.