Opinion

Climate group ignores facts

To the Editor,

Re: Government must get its act together on climate change, Jan 8.

Why does the media continue to give such lavish coverage to the International Climate Science Coalition?

It’s a fake scientific organization espousing global warming scepticism that denies the findings of 99 per cent of real climate experts and in so doing continues to delay any effective global response to mitigate climate warming.

It is particularly egregious to read this quasi-scientific mumbo jumbo when current global events contradict their opinions.

Australia is currently dealing with unprecedented heat and wildfires.

A spokesperson for the Australian human health division stated last week that “we are well past the time of niceties, of avoiding the dire nature of what is unfolding and politely trying not to scare the public.”

Local news sources state that the U.S. government just declared the wheat belt a natural disaster area due to prolonged drought.

The European heatwave of 2003 caused 40,000 premature deaths as well as wiping out $15 billion in crops.

What is it going to take for us to recognise the danger to our children or our grandchildren?

I think its time for all climate deniers to officially register their beliefs, so that when climate disasters lead to mass population movements they will be the first to be traded onto some submerging island.

The rest of us can agree to contribute to whatever can be done at this late stage. If we turn out to be wrong, then we’ll have wasted some tax money.

If we are correct, then we’ll have the satisfaction of maybe surviving and seeing Tom Harris and his buddies barely surviving on some Pacific island pondering their stupidity while being charged with crimes against humanity.

Liz Fox

Nanaimo

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