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OPINION CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, May 14, 2015 I 5 continued from page 4 after us. Why would Brunell wish this on all those grandkids? Brunell served as the president and CEO of the Association of Washington Business from 1988 to 2014, and then joined the lobbying firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell. At GTH, Brunell specializes in "strategic posi- tioning, coalition building, and messaging." In other words, he develops the propaganda GTH's clients require to promote their agendas. So, we can assume that Mr. Brunell promotes the fossil industry because he's paid to do so. I suppose I can't blame Brunell for wanting to make a living doing what he does best, although someday looking back, his grandchildren may feel differently. I can and do blame Brunell however for parroting Matt Ridley's views on how the "benefits" of oil, gas, and coal "are beyond dispute." As a well known, one could say, infamous, climate change skeptic, Matt Ridley is hardly an unbiased observer. Furthermore, as the website Skeptical Science points out, Ridley's assertions regarding climate change have again and again been proven disingenu- ous, wrong headed, and just plain wrong. Ridley has been wrong before - big time. As chairman of Britain's Northern Rock Bank, he was criticized for not recognizing the risks of the bank's financial strategy resulting in the first run on a Brit- ish bank since 1878, requiring a government bailout of 27 billion pounds ($42 billion). He was accused of "harming the reputation of the British banking industry, and forced to resign. So, Ridley's claim that the risks of climate change are greatly exagger- ated have to be taken with more than a bushel or a peck of salt. In an interview with Mike Flynn near the end of 2013, Brunell said, "The American people are tired of being manipulated and lied to." I agree with that, which is more than I can say about anything in Brunell's CFP Guest Commen- tary. Richard Badalamente was a senior analyst at the Pa- cific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA, from 1981-2006. During this time he was detailed for two years to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Before joining PNNL, he was a com- missioned officer in the United States Air Force. He has his BS from USG and MS and Ph.D from Texas Tech. He is currently a member of the Citizens Climate Lobby. continued from page 4 know so much about these peoples who are long gone. The same was true two summers ago when I visited the ruins of the ancient Mayan city,state of Tikal in Guatemala. We know much about these people because archeologists, anthropolo- gists - scientists - are meticulous. Every small fragment of pottery, bone, stone tool or tool-making flake is part of a larger story. digging crawls along 10 centimeters at a time. "Read the dirt," Northern Arizona Archeology Society volunteer Tom Woodall told me. In different forms, "Read the dirt" is used by all scientific disciplines. Read the tree rings, the ice cores, the geological record, the sand ripples, the long-term trends. Put them to- gether in context with known infor- mation. Read rather than refute. Too often and even backhoes to search for what they were looking for -- large treasure pieces for collections. They used the limited artifacts they found to either draw new conclusions about that society, or reinforce what they already believed true. They didn't understand that in using force where finesse was required, they destroyed or disbursed decades and centuries of information that would have helped them to a more informed, reality-based conclusion. Read the dirt. It's a more meticu- lous, thought-provoking approach we all could benefit from so that we don't find ourselves consigned to a history that gets stepped on. John McCallum can be reached at mac@cheneyfreepress.com. 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