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Don't panic on climate change

Letters

Dr Barnes's letter titled 'Credibility Gap' (Letters, NCE, 26 April) raised the issue of whether the ICE should publish articles such as David Bellamy's 'Climate Stability'.

If this article spurs active interest by engineers then great, because climate change affects virtually all engineering codes of practice.

And, given earth's climate rollercoaster of cold periods followed by a brief warm up, there is no need to change anything!

Our warm period is ending, but climatologists seem oblivious. Why? Perhaps it's beyond their models to explain.

Tasked with laying down infrastructure in a 'sustainable way', civil engineers need to know if climatologists have accidentally overlooked earth's natural climate cycle or consider it myth.

Perhaps, as mere engineers, we have to ask the simple questions?

Rennie Witt, renniewitt@talktalk. net

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