FOR a variety of reasons I do not belive that a local newspaper is the right medium for a lengthy and in-depth discussion about the highly complex subject of global warming.

I will, therefore, confine myself to just one point in response top the Senior Moment columns on April 4 and 25.

Several of the remarks in these column would be questioned if they were presented in an exam on climatology, either because they would be regarded as factually incorrect or because they offer a distorted or, at best, only a partial view of current scientific thinking. Examples of these shortcomings include comments about the role of carbon dioxide in climate and remarks about climate change. The reading and assessment of these Senior Moment columns should, therefore, be undertaken with this in mind.

Lance Tufnell

Taylor Hill