Letters to the Editor

'The word of scientists'

H. Sterling Burnett [commentary Jan. 28] may have used his computer to find the word "truthiness," although it certainly isn't in a standard dictionary.

Actually, I think he is using truthiness (which my computer just indicated was not a proper word) in writing about global warming.

I was amused when I read that the agency he was writing for is funded by the oil industry. Would we really expect someone with that affiliation to write an article confirming signs of global warming? I'll take the word of scientists and persons living near the arctic circle first.

Mary Elizabeth York