Claims draw criticism

Mark Worthing’s claim that the Sierra Club of B.C. is “entirely independent” is interesting.

Mark Worthing’s claim that the Sierra Club of B.C. is “entirely independent” (Letters, Jan. 20) is interesting. Greenpeace took legal action to protect its name against copycats – does the Sierra Club not do the same against people trading on its earned reputation? Note that the B.C. website uses the same logo as the Canadian and U.S. websites, and that sierraclub.org states the organization has chapters in Canada and the U.S. (it is named for the Sierra Nevada mountains in the U.S.).

Worthing’s claim that the majority of British Columbians support his views should be investigated. A common tactic of eco-activists is to claim they speak for people they’ve never asked about their views. Another is to claim that Tom Fletcher is a shill for right-wing governments or businesses, which if true would be like the pot calling the kettle black given the number of eco-activists who are just regurgitating someone else’s fantasies. (For example, David Suzuki revealed on Australian TV that he had little knowledge of the temperature databases behind the climate alarmism he parrots.)

And Worthing does not understand wildlife, most of which does better in the vegetation that grows up a few years after logging. It’s akin to the “interface” shrubbery that tribal people here created by felling Garry oak trees to create the meadows his friends worship, so they could harvest animals and birds living in and eating the shrubbery, and plants like Camas lily that grew in the open area. I doubt those early farmers had people like Worthing around – they’d offer him a choice of eating or dying by starvation.

Keith Sketchley

Saanich

 

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