Finkel’s futile words
Chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel (Letters, 7/12) confirmed Andrew Bolt’s assertion that our emissions have virtually no impact on the climate.
However, when Finkel said that Australia should still be a good world citizen and reduce our emissions he would have meant large cuts to emissions from the production of energy, agriculture and transport.
If that is so, he is effectively saying that we should risk our prosperity on the altar of being a good citizen even though our efforts are futile.
I do not accept that position. We can be a good world citizen by playing our part in a way that suits our circumstances — one size does not fit all.
Indeed, to think that we are expected to damage ourselves when China’s massive emissions are exempted from consideration makes no sense. Denzil Bourne, Jerrabomberra