On March 1, you published a graph of alleged methane concentrations in the atmosphere titled "Facts That Speak for Themselves: The Methane Time Bomb." Rarely has a more misleading didactic appeared in your paper. First, the graph, said to represent methane concentrations in the global atmosphere, was disproportioned to falsely overemphasize the more recent end of the curve, suggesting a global crisis.
Second, your graph alleges data from A.D. 1010 to the present. I am wondering what type of instruments were used to measure methane in the Dark Ages and prior since neither carbon nor hydrogen had been discovered until the 18th century? Additionally, nowhere is it specified the critical atmospheric concentration of methane.
Third, even this poorly constructed and questionable graph clearly shows (despite the aforementioned distortion) that methane levels are plateauing, which would suggest the problem is self-limiting and not the "time bomb" as alleged.
Finally, a few months ago tens of thousands of scientists affixed their signatures to a document declaring the hysteria of man-made global warming as junk science, not to mention that recently major news wires carried a story about scientists who claim that Arctic ice cap measurements had been grossly underestimated due to faulty measuring practices. The ice caps are not rapidly melting and the globe will not flood.
In fact, the earth has been cooling the past few years and even the hysterics now chant "climate change" instead of global warming in order to hedge their bets. The scientific method has never proved any of this man-made nonsense, yet politicians and radical extremists treat this issue as a pseudo-religion.
Upper St. Clair