We are wasting money on climate change and no closer to resolution
The amount of money spent on climate change is in the trillions of dollars with little or no reduction in greenhouse gases. We are continually told that more money is required but renewables and battery technology are decades away from replacing fossil-fuel power generation.
Fear mongering will not help nor will talk of taking people to court. A new approach is needed, more conciliatory and less I’m right and you’re an idiot for not believing me because this just leads to more arguments and no resolution. Money is being wasted as an astronomical rate. Don Spence, Ashmore, Qld
Russell Waugh (Letters, 6/12) says “we can reverse or slow down … climate change by using less fossil fuel”. An article in the latest issue of Im
perial Engineer (from Imperial College, London, one of the world’s preeminent colleges of science and technology) says “geothermal heat released through terrestrial and submarine volcanic eruptions is an underestimated cause of natural climate variability” and was responsible for climate changes “including the 2014-16 El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Arctic sea-ice variability during the past decade”.
So, the science is not settled. Until it is, I suggest we should not take actions that will destroy our economy and way of life. In the meantime, we could start using nuclear power instead of fossil fuel, just to be on the safe side. Don Higson, Paddington, NSW