Question both sides on climate change

He goes on to suggest I’m doing my research on the wrong web sites in respect to climate change.

Question both sides on climate change

In a recent letter Mr. Peter Lake suggests I’m the one not living in “reality” and the protesting school children are. (“Student climate strikers are the ones living in reality”)

In an effort to deflect from the question I asked of the school children, Lake seems to have deliberately wandered off course. That question was, what would the school children do if they were elected as government to stop the use of fossil fuel, without disrupting transportation, food production etc. A passing mark would be a successful way to carry out such a task WITHOUT causing unemployment, hunger and subsequent rioting of hungry mobs. A fair question, because that is what they are demanding of governments.

Instead of providing a reasonable answer, on behalf of the students, he goes on the offensive by alluding that I’m a climate change “denier”, when in fact NOTHING was mentioned in my letter about the subject.

He goes on to suggest I’m doing my research on the wrong web sites in respect to climate change. So, his reasoning is, if the site agrees with him, great, if it doesn’t, the site is must be funded by the oil companies. This is NOT the way to do any type of research in this day and age.

A little lesson for you Mr. Lake. There are many sites with very qualified scientists, some funded by the oil industry and some are not. Both sides offer factual information. Review the evidence they produce, take the time to verify the evidence by other reliable means, and never be afraid to question either side, even if someone tries to demean you as being a “denier”.

Above all, same goes for school children, as they not feel the same “gloom and doom” of mankind being wiped out in 10 years by climate change.

John Walker

Cobble Hill

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