To the Editor,
Re: Climate a root cause of refugee crisis, Sept. 10.
The letter writer cannot reduce any crisis on Earth to climate change.
First of all, climate change has an influence for five billion years on our Earth and nothing to do with “greenhouse gases.” No government in Canada is able the change this fact.
On the other hand, one of the causes of the refugee crisis is the Assad regime in Syria and his fascist Baath party. Another cause is the massive overpopulation in Syria, as the letter writer told.
I think there are no short-term solutions for the refugee crisis, but Assad must first end the war against his own people and Islamic State must be eliminated in Syria and Iraq.
Arab nations, like Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates, must take more responsibility to take refugees with the same religions and culture to defuse the crisis. Saudi Arabia and U.A.E are the most wealthy countries and have all conditions to take refugees.
Wilfried G. WeberNanoose Bay