At some point you, the editors, must provide an explanation to your readers as to why you continue to publish letters from individuals denying climate change.
It cannot be an effort to provide a balance of opinion — there is no counter point — this issue is not debatable. Human induced climate change is fact.
So, why keep publishing letters from people who argue from personal beliefs while ignoring facts?
If you continue this path, you should consider letters defending astrology as a science, and those who counter evolution with intelligent design, and those who believe the phases of the moon affect individual behaviour.
I believe you publish these letters because you get some action in the “letters to the editor section,” and that is sad — please tell me I’m wrong.
Ohhh.. so you hate the 3 million Canadians from Toronto. We are all Canadians you know.
You have no balls. You hide behind a fake name and act smug and superior when you are really a tiny little bitter old man. P S you must do more research to properly debate someone. To call call people rabid animals only to follow up by saying those same people are calling names just makes you look silly.
"""""My hunch is that Mr. Pancyr must be an alt left type who believes you should muzzle dissenting opinion because he doesn't like what's being said. I'd worry more about your attitude in relation to stifling free speech than the climate changing. And NO, human induced climate change is not a settled fact!""""
No such thing as alt left. You have been watching too much fox fake news again.
Don't you remember your hero -Stephen Harper- was the king of stifling free speech by scientists??
Ahhh How short the right wing. memory is.
Deniers like you will never admit the truth. Future generations (including your own grandchildren/great grandchildren etc. Will ask why didn't those stupid people do something instead of lying to themselves about global warming.
Oh, and do you prefer the other Luddites response here. (((You're wrong))) to my facts?? 😜🤣😀
""Emissions from cars and power plants and an increase in the amount of radiation the sun emits are examples of "forcings" that drive temperature rise, the first one by trapping heat, and the second one by increasing energy, which translated into heat. Volcanic events and some types of human-made pollution, both of which inject sunlight-reflecting aerosols (i.e., tiny particles) into the atmosphere, lower temperature and are examples of forcings that drive decreases in temperature.
A recent study found that “almost two-thirds of the impacts related to atmospheric and ocean temperature can be confidently attributed to anthropogenic forcing” (meaning human caused drivers).""
""We know human activities are driving the increase in CO2 concentrations because atmospheric CO2 contains information about its source. Scientists can tease apart how much CO2 comes from natural sources, and how much comes from combusted fossil fuel sources.
Compared to other carbon sources, carbon from fossil fuels has a distinctly different “signature,” essentially the relative amount of heavier or lighter atoms of carbon (technically δ13C). The more negative the δ13C, the higher the proportion of carbon from fossil fuels.
Over the years, δ13C has decreased while the overall amount of CO2 has increased. This information tells scientists that fossil fuel emissions are the largest contributor of CO2 concentrations since the pre-industrial era.""
""We know that warming—and cooling—has happened in the past, and long before humans were around. Many factors (called “climate drivers”) can influence Earth’s climate—such as changes in the sun’s intensity and volcanic eruptions, as well as heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.
But, what’s causing today’s unprecedented warming — are humans part of the cause?
Scientists have devised different methods to answer this question. Meteorologists and oceanographers compare the climate patterns they observe with patterns developed using sophisticated models of Earth's atmosphere and ocean. By matching the observed and modeled patterns, scientists can positively identify the "human fingerprints" associated with the changes, and they can also attribute the proportion of those changes to human activities.
The fingerprints that humans have left on Earth's climate are turning up in a diverse range of records and can be seen in the ocean, in the atmosphere, and on the Earth’s surface.
Scientists agree that today’s warming is primarily caused by humans putting too much carbon in the atmosphere, like when we choose to extract and burn coal, oil, and gas, or cut down and burn forests.
Scientists have gathered evidence and have improved their methods for teasing apart natural and human factors. Today scientists have very high confidence about human-caused global average surface temperature increase – a key climate indicator. They have reported on their growing confidence through successive climate assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).""
""Unprecedented warming Earth's surface has undergone unprecedented warming over the last century, and especially in this century.
Every single year since 1977 has been warmer than the 20th century average, with 16 of the 17 warmest years on record occurring since 2001, and 2016 being the warmest year on recorded history. A study from 2016 found that without the emissions from burning coal and oil, there is very little likelihood that 13 out of the 15 warmest years on record would all have happened.""