LETTER: Truth lies somewhere in the middle

I accept climate change. In fact I'm certain that denying it would be delusional...

In response to Robert T. Rocks letter, I have to say that after reading his letter I felt very similar to the feeling I get whenever the various religious organizations come to my door to beat me over the head with their certainty of their beliefs that they know better and I’d be much happier if I shut off my brain and followed them into Nirvana.  While I agree with much of what he says, the phrase regarding ‘the pot calling the kettle black’ comes to mind,

I accept climate change.  In fact I’m certain that denying it would be delusional.  This planet has been changing in one way or another since its formation out of the primordial dust cloud.  It’s been substantially warmer, colder, more and less hospitable to various forms of life.  The survivors of those changes were able to adapt.  Just ask the dinosaurs.

The thing I find offensive is fact that the fanatical experts on both sides of this fact are not interested in ‘climate change’ as the issue, they need to blame someone for it happening in the first place.  Like the radical evangelists that try to ‘save our souls’, they need  to convince everyone that not only are they certain that they have the reason it’s happening/not happening but that they need you to believe and spread the word.

I’m all for cutting pollution of all kinds because it’s the right thing to do.  Blaming resource extraction and insisting we revert to living in the stone age is as stupid as insisting the Earth does not/will not change are simply the opposite sides of the same counterfeit coin.

Like all things, the truth of the matter lies somewhere in the middle.  We just have to find a way to eliminate the noise from the outside extremes.

F. Forshner

Abbotsford

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