In response to frequent contributor, Gary Miller (It's not man-made climate change, but climate cycles," The Daily News, June 12): Miller’s letter proves the old adage that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. He's correct that the Earth does experience climate cycles, but it's erroneous to conclude that this disproves man-made climate change. In fact, we should be experiencing a cooling cycle now, but the overriding greenhouse effect created by carbon dioxide and methane is negating it.
Anyone with some math background knows you can take a sinusoidal curve (a cycle) and add another function to it to create something different. If that other function (in this case man-made activity) is large enough the cycle can be changed considerably. But we shouldn't worry since, as Miller states, “…warm cycles offer prosperity and growth.”
I guess he forgot about prolonged drought, flooding, species extinction, intensifying storm activity, and so on.
However, I would like to try some of that Greenland wine he mentions.