Cli­mate change is not de­bat­able

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - OPINION -

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.

Glenn Pan­cyr, Saska­toon


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