LETTER: Tom Fletcher out to lunch on climate change

There is no “climate debate” and the “jury” is not “still out” on whether climate change is actually occurring

Re: Hot gases spew from legislature, B.C. Views, (Nov. 5)

I beg to differ with Tom Fletcher. There is no “climate debate” and the “jury” is not “still out” on whether climate change is actually occurring.

The vast preponderance of scientific studies on the subject support the premise that the earth is heating up quickly due to anthropogenic causes. To suggest that only those who are “left thinking” accept that climate change is real, is ridiculous. I would suggest it is thinking people, rather than “left thinking people” who have read the studies, listened to the experts and come to the inescapable conclusion that climate change is real and it is happening now. What exactly will it take to convince you Mr. Fletcher?

How long must we wait before our political and business leaders (and some journalists) take climate change seriously and start taking strong measures to reduce our carbon output? There are still some people who believe the earth is flat. They are wrong, just as those who deny climate change are wrong.

Murray Goode

Saanich