James Lepore, Professor, School of Dance

I was heartened to hear that in Mr. Alan Moore’s opinion (in an editorial entitled, “Global Warming: The Falsehood Coming to Campus Near You”), that the overwhelming majority of Mason faculty believe that global warming is an “indisputable fact…caused by man.” Mr. Moore’s opinion aside, this would put Mason faculty in agreement with the scientific community-at-large. It is ironic that Mr. Moore characterizes the conclusions reached by an overwhelming majority of scientists as “laughable,” while directing his readers toward the opinion of a former television personality, John Coleman. I was about to read some of John Coleman’s writings when I discovered that he had been a frequent guest on Glenn Beck’s bombastic, agenda-driven cable “news” show on Fox News. Glenn Beck? Now that would indeed be “laughable,” were it not for the fact that some folks actually take him seriously.