LETTER: Keep the heat down by any amount

Tom Fletcher (Dec.3) scoffs just a tad too much at the idea that we humans may be contributing to climate change.

Tom Fletcher (Dec.3) scoffs just a tad too much at the idea that we humans may be contributing to climate change.

Our best efforts, he tells us (on the basis of a single person’s math, which could be countered by dozens of other and less Republican-flavoured environmental maths), would enable us to reduce global warming by a mere 0.2 degrees by the year 2100.

His point: why, then, bother? It evidently doesn’t occur to Mr. Fletcher (bless his innocent heart) that if in the coming decades we manage to keep the heat down by any amount we should consider ourselves very, very lucky, indeed.

He reminds me so much of the fellow who, bent on denying the harm of cigarette smoking, kept mentioning his grandpa who, though a heavy smoker, had lived to be a ripe old 70, forgetting that had Grandpa not smoked, he just might have enjoyed life for many more years!

Ermes Culos

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