Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published. Saying “there’s no sign humans have caused climate change” is not stating an opinion, it’s asserting a factual inaccuracy.
The bottom line is, the science is in. Science is not decided by vote or by popularity from the public or on the editorial pages. It is conducted within the community and non-scientists have little say except to judge it personally for themselves. I choose to defer to the worldwide consensus of experts who understand this topic far better than me. I would never have the audacity and arrogance to say there is a conspiracy to hide such a body of knowledge about nature. That’s absurd. And any letters that suggest it are absurd to and only do harm.
I’m almost certain they don’t publish letters by people who insist the government is hiding UFO secrets or are conducting mind control experiments either. It’s reaching that level of silly.
Yay, LA Times for stating the obvious.