Trying to understand climate change
I’m trying to get my 80-year-old head around the concept of global warming. Or climate change – call it what you will.
I have watched videos and read learned books concerning the loss of Arctic sea ice, the melting of the permafrost, carbon dioxide and methane release from the oceans.
I recognize that some folk sincerely believe that greenhouse gas emissions are causing climate change. They reach that conclusion by honestly examining the data.
Scientist David Suzuki has said that “if we want to address global warming … we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.”
Also, as an evangelistic Christian, I can’t help wondering if we’re about to experience the end times disasters prophesied in the Bible.
And also, of course, there are those scammers who promote the climate change mentality for professional or financial gain. After all, one can make a lot of money selling “green” products and technologies.
Yet Premier Doug Ford has promised to legally challenge Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision to create a national carbon price.
And then I read that it doesn’t really matter because Canada only accounts for 1.6 per cent of global emissions.
So that’s why I’m trying to discover the truth behind all we hear about global warming.
Stephen Beecroft Chatham