Rising 16-year-old ego levels

Liam Julian

Today, on Morning Edition, NPR profiled 16-year-old Kristen Byrnes, who doesn't believe that global warming is caused by humans. Her website ("the official site of the Kristen Byrnes Science Foundation") is available here. NPR reported that Kristen is getting a lot of publicity for her efforts; she has even received a letter from Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma.

"Dear Kristen," the letter begins. "Thank you so much for your letter and e-mail and for your kind words. I appreciate your help in the fight against global warming alarmism. You are a common sense young lady and an inspiration to me. I want you to keep up the good work. We are winning."

Dear Senator Inhofe: Please stop encouraging ambitious but scientifically clueless young people like Kristen Byrnes to blindly challenge the authority of those who have spent decades researching the minutiae of climate change. We already have enough trouble from senators. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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